10 BRAND NEW special edition Change Checker Trading Cards
We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and we’re kicking off the party with a set of TEN brand-new, special edition Change Checker Trading Cards.
Special Change Checker Trading Cards
These limited-edition Trading Cards include the Top 10 Queen Elizabeth II circulation 50p coins, as chosen by you!
From the Kew Gardens to the Platinum Jubilee 50p coins – these Trading Cards feature some of the UK’s most popular coins.
Our Change Checker Trading Cards are highly sought-after as it is. Some particular designs fetch hefty prices on secondary market sites.
This Kew Gardens 50p Trading Card astonishingly sold for £49.99! Like the real coin, this card is one of the rarest you can find. That’s because print numbers reflect the mintages of each coin’s design.
Our 10-year anniversary cards feature the most popular coin designs and have much smaller printing number compared to our classic designs. So, they’re sure to be snapped up quickly!
But of course, the thrill of the hunt is finding out which Trading Card you have. You won’t be able to tell which coin is hiding behind the silver foil until you scratch it off.
We’ll be distributing these in random Change Checker deliveries from now on, meaning your orders of the first King Charles III coins, could very well include a special surprise.
So, be sure to keep an eye out for them in your next delivery. Could you have a rare Trading Card hiding in there?
And, let us know when you find one by posting a picture of yours in our Change Checker Community Group on Facebook.
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The FIRST 2023 dated King Charles III coins!
To welcome in the near year, the BRAND-NEW Annual Coin Set has just been issued including the FIRST 2023 dated King Charles III coins!
For 70 years our coins have featured the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. So, as we enter a new era of UK coinage, now really is the time to build up your new collection of coins featuring the King.
The issue of the Annual Coin Set is always exciting for collectors, as these coins are curated by The Royal Mint as being some of the most significant issues of the year to come.
Not only do we have our first King Charles III £2 coins, but there are some very poignant anniversaries being celebrated!
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Otherwise, continue reading to discover these brand new UK coins...
King Charles III 75th Birthday £5
This year, His Majesty King Charles III celebrates his 75th birthday, his first birthday as our reigning monarch.
£5 coins have always been reserved for key royal anniversaries and significantly, this is the first £5 coin that has been solely dedicated to our now King.
On the reverse design, floral emblems can be seen surrounded the number 75 and His Majesty’s Royal Cypher.
75th Anniversary of the NHS 50p
Also celebrating its 75th birthday this year is our beloved National Health Service.
Our NHS has kept us safe for ¾ of a century and significantly, has saved millions of lives.
This year, The Royal Mint issues its second NHS 50p, following on from the incredibly popular 1998 coin.
Its reverse design features words synonymous with the NHS, including Dedication, Respect, Empathy, and Knowledge.
Windrush Generation 50p
2023 will mark 75 years since the arrival of the Windrush ship, carrying many people from British Commonwealth countries who had been granted British citizenship from the British Nationality Act.
However, the Windrush generations experiences were different than imagined.
To say thank you, and to celebrate their sacrifices and contributions, The Royal Mint has issued a brand new 50p.
Flying Scotsman £2
2023 marks 100 years since the Flying Scotsman entered service.
This is the world’s most famous steam engine and is easily the most recognized.
It was the first locomotive to run on the newly formed London and North-Eastern Railway line.
To celebrate its centenary, The Royal Mint has issued this brand-new £2 coin – one of the first £2 coins to bear King Charles III’s portrait on the obverse.
J. R. R. Tolkien £2
3rd January is official J. R. R. Tolkien Day – the birthday of the Lord of the Rings author.
His works, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, have since gone on to be adapted as some of the highest-grossing films of all time.
To celebrate his birthday, The Royal Mint has issued this brand-new £2 coin.
It features a quote taken from Tolkien’s famed fantasy novel, The Fellowship of the Ring.
We can’t wait to see the individual issue of each of these coins, but of course, we will have to wait several months for each of these to be available.
That’s why the Annual Coin Set is the best way to get ahead and add these coins to your collection.
Add the first 2023 King Charles III Coins to your collection!
Your coins will come protectively encapsulated in Change Checker packaging, reading to slot straight into your Change Checker Album.
What’s more, you’ve also got an ID card detailing each of the coin’s designs.
King Charles III Banknotes – FIRST LOOK
His Majesty’s portrait design has just been revealed by the Bank of England.
Set your alarms Change Checkers because it has been confirmed that they will begin circulating from mid-2024.
His Majesty’s portrait will appear on the front of the notes but there will be no changes to the existing designs.
Taking guidance from the Royal Household, the new banknotes will only be issued to replace worn Queen Elizabeth II notes. So, the two monarchs’ portraits will co-circulate for some time!
Excitingly, this means we’ve all got a fantastic opportunity to find a new re-issued version our favourite banknote!
The current designs feature on the back of our UK banknotes:
- Winston Churchill (£5)
- Jane Austen (£10)
- JMW Turner (£20)
- Alan Turing (£50)
But, any serious collector knows that it’s not just the design you should be looking out for…
King Charles III Banknote – ‘Rare’ Serial Numbers to look for
Remember the excitement when the first polymer £5 note was issued?
I’m willing to bet that every single person in the country checked theirs at some point to see if they were lucky enough to find one with the prefix AA01.
The annual Bank Of England charity auction held at Spink and Son Ltd in London auctioned off a Queen Elizabeth II polymer £5 note with the serial number AA01 000017 for £4,150.
And the following year, a Jane Austen Polymer £10 note with the serial number AA01 000010 sold for a staggering £7,200 – over double the guide price!
As King Charles III becomes only the second monarch to appear on circulating Bank of England notes, i’m expecting a similar level of demand for the first run of AA01 notes during His Majesty’s reign.
Considered collectable due to the machine gun connotations, polymer notes with the prefix AK47 were thought to be worth tens of thousands of pounds following the new £5 release in 2016.
This idea emerged after a £5 banknote with the prefix AK47 fetched a winning bid of £80,100 on eBay.
The seller must have been overjoyed with the jackpot amount but unfortunately the buyer had no intention of paying up.
Continue learning about ‘rare’ serial numbers to look out for >>
King Charles III 50p Coin
The first coin bearing the portrait of King Charles III entered circulation earlier this month – just 4.3 million are out there currently!
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