Like many of you, we were waiting in high anticipation for the Tokyo Olympics this year, but as we’ll now have to wait a little longer, we’ve decided to host our very own Change Checker version of events…

So, we’re proud to present (for the first-time ever!) the 2020 Change Checker Games.

And you’ve been invited to get involved!

Every Friday we’ll be running a different coin-based challenge for you to take part in, which you can find out all about on our Facebook page!

Each video will showcase a demonstration of the week’s event and all you need to do to be in with the chance of winning some incredible prizes is:

  • Watch our weekly video here
  • Have a go at the challenge yourself, and
  • Leave a picture or video of your attempt in the comments on our Facebook post!

For each event, there will be a Gold, Silver and Bronze winner, who will each be winning a prize!

Bronze: a set of three Change Checker Trading Cards to add to your collection!

Change Checker Games Bronze Prize

Silver: a set of SIX Change Checker Trading Cards to add to your collection!

Change Checker Games Silver Prize

But, last and definitely by no means least, our Gold winners will be taking home an incredible NINE Change Checker Tradings Cards AND a year’s subscription to Coin Collector Magazine!

Change Checker Games Gold Prize

We are so grateful to Coin Collector Magazine for getting involved, so a huge thank you goes to them!

Our podium winners of each event will be announced in our closing ceremony video on Facebook on the 24th July, and you might even spot your very own challenge attempt in there too!

Our third event is now live on our Facebook channel and you can see it here.

Don’t forget to get involved by sharing a photo or video of your attempt in the comments!

Best of luck everyone! Let the games begin…


If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:

– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

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Sign up today at: www.changechecker.org/app

It’s time to dust off your dabbers because Change Checker is proud to host its very first LIVE Coin Bingo event!

You don’t need to be a bingo buff to get involved, all you need is your 50p collection to hand, our helpful key and your Change Checker bingo sheet.

To get involved just follow these simple steps:

  • Gather your 50p collection so that your coins are to hand!
  • Head to our Facebook page Wednesday 24th June, at 12pm and tune in to our LIVE Coin Bingo video.
  • When a number is called, check your Bingo Key to see which 50p it corresponds to. If you’ve got this 50p in your collection, place it on your scorecard!
  • If you manage to fill all 9 squares with the 50p coins that are called out, take a photo of your completed Bingo Scorecard and post it in the comments of the Live Bingo video post!

The first person to get ‘BINGO’ and post a photo in the comments, will be winning a Change Checker Album and a set of THREE Trading Cards!

There will also be two runner up prizes of three Trading Cards for the two next complete scorecard owners!

So, start gathering your 50ps, print off your Bingo kit, and tune back in to our Facebook page, Wednesday 24th June at 12pm.

We can’t wait to see you there!


If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:

– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

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Sign up today at: www.changechecker.org/app

A brand new United Kingdom 50p series has been announced and the news is so colossal it’s sure to shake the coin collecting community!

2020 UK Dinosauria 50p Series

The new series celebrates the Discovery of Dinosaurs with three brand new 50p coins.

British anatomist Richard Owen proposed the term ‘Dinosauria’ in 1842 and this comprised the first three dinosaurs to be discovered – the Megalosaurus, Iguanodon, and Hylaeosaurus.

Excitingly, this is the FIRST-TIME ever Dinosaurs have featured on UK coinage so we’re very excited by this numismatic first!

What’s more, this new series of 50p coins has been issued in partnership with the Natural History Museum so the coins are sure to be popular with palaeontologists and collectors alike!

So without further delay, let’s take a closer look at the designs of these coins…

Hylaeosaurus 50p

The final coin in the incredibly popular Dinosauria 50p series has JUST been released and features the Hylaeosaurus.

2020 UK Hylaeosaurus CERTIFIED BU 50p

It is estimated this dinosaur was around five metres long, however limited remains have been found of this particular species…

Designer, Robert Nicholls wanted to pay homage to the life-sized Crystal Palace Park Hylaeosaurus sculpture and we think he’s done an amazing job with this truly unique coin design.

This is the final coin in this series and has been officially released today!

So, if you don’t want to miss out on completing the series, then you can secure this brand new 50p to your collection here.

This 50p is available in Gold Proof, Silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated Quality.

Iguanodon 50p

The second coin in the incredibly popular Dinosauria 50p series features the Iguanodon.

2020 UK Iguanodon CERTIFIED BU 50p

Distinctively, the Iguanodon had large spikes on their thumbs which you can see clearly in the intricate details of the coin design.

It is thought these spikes could have been used for defence against predators. As Iguanodons were large herbivores, it is unlikely these would have been used for hunting.

This 50p is available in Gold Proof, Silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated Quality. You can secure this coin to your collection here.

Megalosaurus 50p

The first coin in the series was released in February and features the Megalosaurus Rex.

2020 UK Megalosaurus CERTIFIED BU 50p

‘Megalosaurus’ translates to mean ‘Great Lizard’ and I think it definitely lives up to its name!

Living on earth around 166 million years ago, this great dinosaur could reach up to nine meters in length!

As the first coin in the Dinosaur series, this 50p is available in Gold Proof, Silver Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated Quality.

So there we have it! A good look at the brand new United Kingdom 50p series celebrating the Discovery of Dinosaurs.

As this is the first time Dinosaurs have ever featured on UK coinage, the coins have been issued in partnership with the Natural History Museum, AND they are brand new UK 50ps (the most collected coin in the country!) we’re certain this series is going to be immensely popular with collectors.

Do you have a favourite coin from the series? Let us know in the comments below!


2020 UK Hylaeosaurus CERTIFIED BU 50p

Do you want to add this exciting new 50p to your collection? Click here to secure yours today in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality!

2020 UK Hylaeosaurus CERTIFIED BU 50p

You can now own the FINAL 50p coin in the Dinosauria series.

To secure this coin for your collection, click here.