Brand new Alan Turing 50p set to rival the demand of Stephen Hawking 50p!

Founder of modern computer science, English mathematician and philosopher, Alan Turing is famed for his leading role in breaking Nazi ciphers during the Second World War by decoding the Enigma Machine.

His contributions to the war effort, along with his concepts in theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence make him one of the most influential British figures of the 20th century.

In 2022, to celebrate his life and achievements, The Royal Mint have issued a brand new 50p coin, designed by Matt Dent and Christian Davies.

Tucked behind a representation of machine cogs, in a touching nod to Turing’s code-breaking, Bombe, enigma-inspired code features as an inscription.

But, this coin’s design also features several secret features, which are SURE to grab the attention of the most serious coin collectors. Can you decipher them?

GEARS GRIN THAN

Can you spot the words ‘GEARS GRIN THAN’ on the design of this coin?


When these words are entered into the ‘What 3 Words‘ navigation database, it shows a location for the University of Cambridge, where Turing studied mathematics!

ONLY A FORETASTE OF WHAT’S TO COME

The next hidden message is one of my favourite features of any UK coin.


Alan Turing’s famous quote ‘Only a foretaste of what is to come’ appears as an inscription.
This quote came from his reflections of his code-breaking machine, Bombe.

CD AND MD

And of course, the designers behind this fantastic design get an honorary feature, with Christian Davies and Matt Dent’s initials featuring as an inscription.

To secure this coin for your collection for just £4.99 (+p&p) in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, simply click here >>

Your coin will come protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging, to preserve it for generations to come.

Wartime hero, Alan Turing

Colour portrait photograph of Alan Turing, war-time hero.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Alan Turing Colourised Portrait. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Alan Turing is so famed for his efforts during the Second World War, that his life and achievements have been written into story books, and even portrayed on the big screen!

Both Turing and Stephen Hawking are famed for their technological advancements, having both been celebrated on TV and film. But now, they’ve now both been commemorated on a UK 50p!

The 2019 Stephen Hawking 50p saw huge worldwide interest and SELL OUTS at The Royal Mint within just hours of release!

The 2019 UK Stephen Hawking 50p coin reverse design.
Concentric circles to represent a black hole, as theorised by Hawking. Featuring as inscriptions:
The Bekenstein-Hawking formula and 'STEPHEN HAWKING'
2019 Stephen Hawking 50p.

Due to the popularity and fame of this British scientist, it was no surprise that the Stephen Hawking 50p was picked up in news articles across the globe, with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II even commenting that it was one of her favourite coin designs!

The best news, you can get your hands on the 2019 Stephen Hawking 50p in the Innovation in Science 50p Set. But, Change Checker has JUST 500 full sets available to own in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

Innovation in Science 50p Set. Secure yours here >>

Alongside the SOLD-OUT Stephen Hawking 50p, in this set, you’ll also receive the other FIVE Innovation in Science 50p coins. Click here to secure yours whilst stock lasts >>

We fully expect demand for the new Alan Turing 50p to cause the same sort of rush as the Stephen Hawking 50p. If you don’t want to miss out on the 2022 UK Alan Turing 50p, like many did for the Stephen Hawking 50p, then be sure to secure yours here >>


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Don’t miss out the coin set to rival the Stephen Hawking 50p! Secure it for your collection in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

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Queen’s Remarkable Reign Celebrated on Coins!

On the run up to the Platinum Jubilee weekend, The Royal Mint revealed a brand new coin series celebrating Her Majesty’s 70-year reign.

The Queen’s Reign 3-Coin Series

The Queen's Reign £5 Coin Series
The Queen’s Reign £5 Coin Series

They are the first UK coins ever to include the Queen’s signature – uniting each coin in the collection.

And today, the second coin in The Queen’s Reign series has JUST been released: the Charity & Patronage £5.

Click here to order the second coin in the Queen’s Reign series >>

The design honours Her Majesty’s advocacy and support of charities, focusing on Maundy Money, a symbol of service.

The annual Royal Maundy service — where the monarch distributes Maundy money to retired pensioners on the Thursday before Easter — has been a staple in the Queen’s calendar since she ascended to the throne. Find out more on our blog >>

The Queen’s Reign: Charity and Patronage £5 Coin

The first coin, the Honours and Investitures £5 coin, pays tribute to the honours and awards the Queen has bestowed on individuals for their service, with a design featuring a range of medals including the George Cross, Victoria Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Click here to order the first coin in the series >>

You can also pre-order the third and final coin in the series by clicking here, before it’s released later this year.

The Queen's Reign: The Commonwealth £5 Coin
The Queen’s Reign: The Commonwealth £5 Coin

Pictured above, the intricate design of the 2022 UK The Queen’s Reign: The Commonwealth £5 coin commemorates her service to the Commonwealth Nations.

The Queen on Coins!

The 1953 Coronation Crown
The 1953 Coronation Crown

Since the very first Coronation Crown in 1953, milestone moments in Her Majesty’s life have been celebrated on 20 coins, including the 1993 Coronation Crown, the 2012 Diamond Jubilee £5 and the Platinum Jubilee 50p – the UK’s first ever Royal 50p – to name a few of my favourites!

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

The Platinum Jubilee weekend (2nd to 5th June 2022) was a fantastic celebration for the Queen’s milestone reign, and a whole host of celebrations – including the coveted Platinum Party at the Palace – took place!

To commemorate, a range of Platinum Jubilee coins have also been issued – explore the Platinum Jubilee range here >>

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The Queen's Reign: Honours and Investitures £5 Coin
The Queen’s Reign: Honours and Investitures £5 Coin

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The UK’s Future King celebrates 40th Birthday – £5 coin issued to commemorate event

The Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince William, is the second in line to the throne and the elder son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales.

In 2022, the year that marks Prince William’s 40th birthday, The Royal Mint has issued a brand new £5 coin.

Significantly, this is the first ever UK coin to be solely dedicated to The Duke, with a design by engraver, Thomas T. Docherty capturing the prince’s likeness in exquisite detail.

The perfect addition to any royal collection, issued in honour of a much-loved prince and future King, you can now secure your 2022 UK Prince William 40th Birthday £5 and preserve this significant moment in British royal history for generations to come.

Secure yours today for JUST £10.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

Whilst this is the only coin to be solely dedicated to HRH Prince William, he has been commemorated on two previous £5 coins…

2011 Royal Wedding £5

Royal Wedding
2011 Royal Wedding £5 featuring design of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

This £5 coin was issued to celebrate the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on 29th April 2011.

The reverse bears the officially approved portraits of the couple and is only the sixth time in history that a double portrait has appeared on British coinage.

The designer, Mark Richards FRBS, was chosen in an invitation only process and describes his depiction of the couple as ‘a feeling that pervades all the photographs I have seen of the couple together’.

The image is taken from one of their first official engagements together.

2018 Four Generations of Royalty £5

Four Generations of Royalty
2018 Four Generations of Royalty £5, featuring the current initials of the four generations of the house of windsor.

This Four Generations of Royalty £5 coin was highly anticipated since the moment HRH Prince George of Cambridge was born on 22nd July 2013.

This was the first time ever that The Royal Mint had issued a coin that celebrated all four generations of royalty in line to the throne on a single coin.

The reverse features an original design by much-loved calligrapher Timothy Noad, and ornately shows the initials of the current four generations, E, C, W, G, and represents the heritage of the House of Windsor.

Born to be King

Prince William. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

The Duke of Cambridge has been second in line to the throne, since his birth in 1982. From a young age, he possessed a desire to undertake charitable activities and projects.

Alongside his efforts in promoting the welfare of those who are serving or who have served their country in the Armed Forces, Prince William’s charitable efforts expand into global affairs.

Protecting the natural environment for future generations is one of Prince William’s key priorities. His Highness supports wildlife conservation initiatives and even led key programmes to end illegal wildlife trafficking on a global scale.

In October 2020, His Royal Highness launched ‘The Earthshot Prize’ designed to incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next 10 years. 

The Duke of Cambridge is also committed to helping children and young people. From convening a new industry-led taskforce to combat online bullying, to publically highlighting youth-engaging programmes, Prince William is dedicated to making a difference in young people’s lives.


In the year that marks HRH Prince William’s 40th birthday, we can celebrate his achievements in raising awareness of these important issues.

To commemorate the future King of the United Kingdom, you can own the brand new 2022 UK Prince William 40th Birthday £5 coin today >>


Secure the 2022 UK Prince William 40th Birthday £5 coin for your collection!

Secure the 2022 UK Prince William 40th Birthday £5 coin for your collection today for JUST £10.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

Your coin has been struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality and comes protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging, to preserve the quality of your coin for generations to come.