How much are my QEII coins worth? Your eBay Tracker Update

Since the sad passing of Her Late Majesty, we’ve been inundated with questions from collectors asking, ‘how much are my Queen Elizabeth II coins worth?’

The secondary market can be a bit of a minefield. So, we’ve put together an easy way for you to see how much your QEII coins are selling for right now.

eBay Tracker showing a selection of UK coins celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's various Jubilees, birthdays, and her 1953 Coronation.
September 2022 eBay Tracker – Queen Elizabeth II coins.

The 2022 UK Annual Coin Set, in official Royal Mint packaging has increased by a remarkable £86 on eBay – now fetching around £160. Included in this set are the 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p and £5, two key Queen Elizabeth II coins.

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The 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee £5 coin in Royal Mint packaging, is currently fetching £17 (a £9 increase since before Her Majesty’s passing).

However, it’s not just coins celebrating Queen Elizabeth II‘s various Jubilees that are seeing an increase in demand. The 2006 80th Birthday £5 coin has increased in value by £8.50. The median sold price for this coin is now £14!

As the nation welcomes a new monarch, we also anticipate new coinage.

Demand for coins with portraits no longer in production always increases following the accession of a new monarch. The old coinage becomes limited, with no more ever to be issued.

We’re likely to see a constant shift in the prices of these coins on eBay over the coming months. We’ll keep updating our eBay Tracker accordingly, so stay tuned to find out how much your coins are worth.

Valuation Index

Since the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September, there has been a 92.97% increase in the overall value of the above Queen Elizabeth II coins on our eBay Tracker.

In the 4 days that followed, this sharp increase indicated the rush in demand for QEII coins. Stay tuned as we update our eBay Tracker to see how these prices level out.

My coin isn’t on the eBay Tracker

The eBay Tracker follows the movements of just some of the significant coins issued during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. If your coin doesn’t appear on the tracker you can use our 6 point guide to help determine realistic a value for your coin.

How does the eBay Tracker work?

The Change Checker eBay Tracker takes the last 9 sold prices achieved on eBay and gives the median price achieved (rounded to the nearest 50p). By taking the median, rather than an average, we avoid skewing created by one or two excessive prices achieved.

Please note that the Change Checker eBay Tracker is only ever designed to be a guide as to prices achieved on eBay. Prices may vary depending on collector demand and the quality of the coin being sold. It does not provide any guarantee as to future values of coins.


How much are your Queen Elizabeth II coins worth? Will you be selling them, or will you continue to save them? Let us know in the comments below.


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What will King Charles IIIs Royal Cypher look like?

The EIIR royal cypher (Elizabeth II Regina) has become a staple of our everyday lives. Consequently, the nation is asking, ‘what will King Charles III’s Royal Cypher look like?’

The EIIR royal cypher adorned our postboxes, passports, official uniform for over 70 years. It even appeared on coins – including Her Majesty’s 90th and 95th Birthday £5s.

Subsequently, as we welcome our new King, we will also see his royal cypher. It is believed it was revealed at Buckingham Palace and during the proclamation ceremony on the 10th September 2022.

The speculated royal cypher shows his Majesty’s initials, ‘CR‘ which stand for Charles Rex – the latin word for King.

The letter ‘R’ was also used as the King signed his name on the proclamation, as part of the long-standing tradition which goes back as far as Henry I in the early 12th century.

King Charles addresses nation at the official Proclamation. Seen wearing a pin that could be his royal cypher.
King Charles III wearing his cypher after he was confirmed King (Pictures: PA)

Replacing the EIIR Royal Cypher

The King’s royal cypher will eventually take over the Queen’s EIIR Royal Cypher. Significantly on government buildings, uniforms, and official documents.

The Royal Mail has confirmed “all existing post boxes [or those prepared for installation] will… also retain the insignia of Queen Elizabeth II” (EIIR Royal Cypher).

Thereafter, stamps will be updated once Royal Mail have completed the process of creating new designs with the portrait of the King.

As for coins, circulating coinage featuring Her Majesty’s portrait continue to be legal tender. While new coins featuring the King’s portrait will be very exciting for collectors, expect them to circulate slowly.

Remember, it is tradition for the portrait of the new monarch to face in the opposite direction, so we can expect new coins featuring the King to show his portrait facing left.

We don’t yet know what King Charles III’s first coin as King will be. Will his royal cypher feature?

Undoubtedly it will be a sought-after issue among collectors looking to preserve this historic moment for generations to come.

So, where do you think Charles III’s royal cypher should appear? What is your favourite use of the EIIR royal cypher? Let us know in the comments below.

If you’d like to find out more about what’s set to happen next to UK coins and banknotes, head over to our FAQ page here >>


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Preparing for change – what happens to UK coins and banknotes

Queen Elizabeth II was our longest reigning monarch – appearing on our UK coinage since 1953.

All 29 billion coins currently in circulation in the UK have Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse.

Close up image of British banknotes and coins.
Close-up of British banknotes and coins.

As the nation prepares for a new monarch, questions are being asked about what happens to our UK coins and banknotes.


What happens to UK coins and banknotes with Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait and how long will they remain in circulation?

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What happens to British Isles and Commonwealth coinage with Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on it?

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What do I need to do with my QEII coins and banknotes?

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When will the King’s coinage start circulating in the UK?

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Which direction will the King’s portrait face on our UK coins?

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Will there be a new obverse designer on the coinage of the King?

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What will King Charles III’s Royal Cypher look like?

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– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

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