The Platinum Jubilee 50p is in circulation! Here’s where to find them…

Today, the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p coins entered circulation! Issued to commemorate Her Majesty’s 70 year service to the throne, this brand new 50p is the very first circulating coin of 2022.

The 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p enters circulation. 
Resting on top of a 10p, 2p, £2, £1, and 5p coin.
Coins are held in hand.
The 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p enters circulation on 7th February 2022.

Getting one of the first coins put into circulation can be quite an achievement, especially with a coin as popular as this one.

It was confirmed that an initial 1.3 million would be released from Post Offices on the 7th February, with a maximum mintage of 5,000,070 if demand allowed.

Post Offices in Windsor and close to Sandringham were among the first branches to receive the new coin.

Whilst they’ve been initially released in areas that are significant to the Queen’s reign, these coins were gradually dispersed all over the country. And thanks to you, we’ve been able to plot this 50p’s journey around the UK!

An image of the UK map with the Platinum Jubilee 50p plotted in the counties in which it has been found by collectors.
The Platinum Jubilee 50p on its tour of the UK

We’ve been keeping track of where Change Checkers have found the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p coins and it seems as though it’s already travelled far and wide!

From Anglesey, to Tyrone, and Fife, this 50p has reached the far West, whilst also journeying as far as Kent and East Sussex in the East. Collectors in Scotland will also be pleased to see it’s reached several locations in central and North East regions.

Have you found this brand new 50p in a location that doesn’t appear on our map? Let us know below!

We can’t wait to see where this 50p goes on its tour of the UK!


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Your 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

An absolute must-have for collectors, order today to own the UK’s FIRST ROYAL 50p, including the special obverse design!

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70 Years of our Queen! All you need to know about the events and initiatives marking the Platinum Jubilee in 2022…

On this day in 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, acceded the throne, making her only the eighth Queen to rule England, Scotland and then later, the United Kingdom.

Now, 70 years on, our Queen is marking her Platinum Jubilee – the only British monarch in history to do so! Her Majesty has been a constant during an ever-changing Britain over the last 70 years, and it’s fantastic that her achievements are being celebrated all throughout 2022!

At Change Checker HQ, we’ve been celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with the issue of the UK’s FIRST Royal 50p!

2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p – issued as part of the Annual Coin Set.

This 50p was first issued as part of the Annual Coin Set, with a reverse design by London Based Design Agency, Osborne Ross, and the fifth portrait of Her Majesty by Jody Clark on the obverse.

Excitingly this brand new 50p has been confirmed to enter circulation on the 7th February! With an initial 1.3 million being circulated from Post Offices on this date, The Royal Mint have confirmed that a maximum of 5,000,070 could be issued based on demand!

And, there’s even a very special collector quality version of this coin too, featuring an obverse design of Her Majesty on horseback, which is a first for the UK 50p!

Designed by John Bergdahl, this 50p’s obverse design pays homage to the original 1953 Coronation Crown, the first to show Queen Elizabeth II on horseback.

If you’re yet to secure this coin for your collection, you can do so in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, for JUST £4.99 (+p&p). Simply click here >>

And to continue our celebrations, Change Checker are also back on tour, with this brand new coin! On the road to the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June, we’re going to giving YOU the chance to swap any 50p for this brand new Platinum Jubilee 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality!

Starting our tour in Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford, on the 24th February, we’ll be bringing 1,952 coins with us for you to swap, in tribute to Her Majesty’s coronation year.

To find out all the details, click here >>

But there’s lots of fun events and activities happening all up and down the country in the run up to the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June.

Including:

  • The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative, which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
  • The Platinum Jubilee Pudding Competition, where the public are invited to create their own Jubilee pudding, with the winning pud being part of Her Majesty’s celebrations!
  • The Queen’s Birthday Parade or otherwise known as Trooping the Colour, where over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June. 
  • Over 1,500 Platinum Jubilee Beacons will also be lit to mark the Platinum Jubilee, throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.
  • The Platinum Party at the Palace will be staged and broadcasted by the BBC on Saturday 4th June, featuring some of the world’s biggest entertainment starts.
  • On Sunday 5th June, streets up and the country can take part in the Big Jubilee lunch, which encourages communities to celebrate their connections!
  • And of course, we’ve also been treated to an extended Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th of June!

This is just a small handful of the fun activities and initiatives that will be celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. How will you be celebrating? Let us know in the comments below!

Secure the brand new 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p for your collection!

Your 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

An absolute must-have for collectors, order today to own the UK’s FIRST ROYAL 50p, including the special obverse design!

Click here to secure yours for just £4.99 (+p&p) >>

2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p – ENTERING CIRCULATION!

In celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, The Royal Mint issued the UK’s FIRST Royal 50p, as part of their Annual Coin Set.

The stunning design, by Osborne Ross, sees the number 70 take centre stage, with the Royal Cypher and dates of Queen Elizabeth II‘s reign also featuring. The fifth portrait of Her Majesty features on the obverse, by Jody Clark.

Issued initially in collector quality, it’s proven incredibly popular with collectors, with thousands racing to add the 2022 UK Annual Set to their collections, to get their hands on this very special issue.

But Change Checker is delighted to announce that 1.3 million 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p coins will be entering circulation.

It has been confirmed that the coins will be released into circulation by Post Offices on the 7th February, so now is the time to get checking your change for this brand new coin!

Excitingly, if no more are struck, it will make this 50p the second RAREST 50p in circulation, with the 2018 Peter Rabbit Rabbit and 2018 Flopsy Bunny 50ps being bumped to joint third spot, with a mintage of 1.4 million each (excluding the Olympic 50p coins).

Be sure to take a photo of your 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p when you find it in your change and tag us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Or you can even use the hashtag #ChangeCheckerJubilee50p so that we can find your photos there!

The 1977 Diamond Jubilee Crown

The last time a Jubilee coin entered circulation, it was met with HUGE collector interest.

In 1977, Her Majesty celebrated 25 years on the throne – her Silver Jubilee and the first of her reign. The Royal Mint issued this commemorative crown.

1977 Diamond Jubilee. Credit: Numista

The coin’s reverse design is focused upon the Coronation theme and features the Ampulla and anointing spoon from the Royal regalia surrounded by a heraldic floral pattern and the Crown.

The coin’s obverse takes inspiration from the 1953 Coronation Crown, showing a newly designed image of the Queen on horseback.

Unusually, this coin does not feature an edge inscription or date on its reverse, making it the only crown of its kind at the time of issue. It was also one of the last crowns to be issued with a face value of 25 pence (commemorative crowns issued after 1990 have a face value of £5), which makes it continually sought-after among collectors!

Roughly 37 million coins were produced at that time, and thousands were gifted to children across the UK as a memento of the occasion.


We’re so excited that Her Majesty’s 70 years of service on the throne is also being celebrated by the issue of a brand new 50p into circulation!

I’m sure demand for the new issue will be high as collectors rush to secure one for their 50p collection.

Will you be searching for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p in your change? Let us know in the comments below!

Secure the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p with special obverse design!

Whilst Change Checkers will be delighted to hear that the version of the Platinum Jubilee 50p in the Annual Coin Set will also be entering circulation, serious collectors will want to ensure they get their hands on THIS extremely special version, which you won’t find in your change.

Within just TWO hours of release, The Royal Mint saw sell-outs of key specifications and THOUSANDS of you were queuing up to get your hands on this brand new coin.

Be sure you don’t miss out! Click here to secure yours in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) >>