Queen’s Remarkable Reign Celebrated on Coins!

2022 has already seen some incredible new issues to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, including the sell-out Platinum Jubilee 50p and £5 coins.

And today, The Royal Mint have announced a brand new £5 coin series, aptly titled: The Queen’s Reign.

The Queen’s Reign 3-Coin Series

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

The first of the 3 coins – Honours & Investitures – has just been released, and is available now for JUST £10.99 in superior collector quality >>

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

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

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

The design 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.

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

Collectors won’t have long to wait to get their hands on the second coin in the series, which is expected to be released in July, and highlights her patronage and support of charities. Pre-order your 2022 UK The Queen’s Reign: Charity & Patronage £5 today for JUST £10.99 (+p&p) here >>

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

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

As many will know, the Platinum Jubilee weekend (2nd to 5th June) is nearly here, and a whole host of celebrations have been organised especially for it. This includes the coveted Platinum Party at the Palace, where a range of exciting performances will take place, broadcasted on the 4th June across BBC channels.

To commemorate the 70-year milestone, a range of Platinum Jubilee coins have also been issued – explore the Platinum Jubilee range here >>

Own the first coin in the Queen’s Reign £5 Series

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

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.

NATIONAL PLATINUM JUBILEE 50p for 50p BALLOT ANNOUNCED!

2022 marks Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II‘s Platinum Jubilee – an incredible 70 year reign that makes her the longest reigning living monarch worldwide!

At Change Checker HQ, we’ve been celebrating this royal milestone with the issue of the brand new 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p coin, issued earlier this year.

And today, we’re excited to announce our National Platinum Jubilee 50p for 50p ballot is open!

This was the UK’s first royal 50p and featured a special obverse design of Her Majesty on horsebacknever before seen on a UK 50p!

It was so sought-after that the entire limited edition range sold-out within less than 24 hours at The Royal Mint!

In addition to the 50p coins won in our Face Value Coin Ballot, Change Checker also swapped 7,808 Platinum Jubilee 50p coins at our four Live Coin Swap Events (1,952 coins per event!).

And now, we’re delighted to have opened our National Platinum Jubilee 50p for 50p ballot, in celebration of the UK’s biggest bank holiday, coming in June!

Your chance to own the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p for JUST 50p

Today, you have the opportunity to enter the Change Checker ballot for the chance to be one of the 1,952 lucky collectors to own this sought-after coin for JUST 50p!

Simply click here to enter for free!

The winners will be contacted via email on the 1st June with details of how to claim your new 50p coin for just 50p.

Best of luck, Change Checkers!


Don’t want to miss out?

Secure the brand new 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p for your collection in Brilliant Uncirculated quality today! Simply click here to guarantee yours for £4.99 (+p&p) >>

Your coin will come struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality, protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging – the perfect way to preserve your coin for generations to come!