The Royal Mint has just re-issued the FIRST EVER definitive £2 – with a twist!

The iconic UK definitive bi-metallic £2 has just been re-issued by The Royal Mint, celebrating 25 years since it first entered circulation!

2022 UK Definitive Bi-Metallic £2 Re-Issued.
Design of the Technology £2, with a '25' lenticular feature.
This coin also features a dual date - 1997 on the reverse, and 2022 on the obverse.
2022 UK Definitive Bi-Metallic £2 Re-Issued. Get yours here >>

Order your 2022 UK 25th Anniversary CERTIFIED BU £2 here >>

This brand new coin follows the design of the first definitive £2, the Technology £2. But eagle-eyed collectors will spot some very special features on this new issue…

25 years of our bi-metallic £2 celebrated with a new lenticular feature

In the centre of the original Technology £2, you’ll see the central lenticular area transform from four separate scrolls into eight intertwined scrolls, representing the Iron Age.

But, instead of eight scrolls, this re-issued bi-metallic £2 reveals the number ‘25’ when tilted – a clever way of celebrating the anniversary!

Last QEII Commemorative Bi-Metallic £2

The 25th anniversary of the £2 coin is confirmed to be the last UK commemorative bi-metallic £2 coin which features an effigy of Her Late Majesty.

This is sure to make this coin even more sought-after, as collectors rush to find the last UK coins with Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on them.

Special dual-date

As well as the unique lenticular feature, this brand new £2 also features a special dual-date.

Featuring the original 1997 date on the reverse, and the 2022 date on the obverse, this coin becomes one of just a handful of UK coins to have a dual-date on its design.

Special Privy Mark

The obverse not only features Jody Clark’s QEII portrait, but also includes a special privy mark in the form of the central Iron Age circle.

The 25th Anniversary of the £2 obverse design, featuring special privy mark.
The 25th Anniversary of the £2 obverse design, featuring special privy mark.

Order your 2022 UK Bi-Metallic Re-issued 25th Anniversary CERTIFIED BU £2 here >>

Sell out history

Plus, this year has already seen £2 coin SELL OUTS. On the day the 150th Anniversary of the FA Cup £2 launched, limited edition specifications SOLD OUT within mere hours!

The 2022 UK FA Cup £2 coin. This coin sold out in JUST hours of issue!
The 2022 UK FA Cup £2 coin. This coin sold out in JUST hours of issue! Don’t miss out on the brand new Anniversary £2 coin…

Make sure you get your hands on the 2022 UK 25th Anniversary CERTIFIED BU £2 by ordering yours here >>

The favourite UK £2 coin – voted by you!

Earlier this year, we asked Change Checkers which bi-metallic £2 design was their favourite. Can you guess which one came out on top? Find out here >>

The Scarcest Bi-metallic £2 coins

Plenty of popular bi-metallic £2 coin designs have gone into circulation since 1997, but the most scarce £2 coin is the 2002 Commonwealth Games NI £2.

2002 Commonwealth Games £2 - the scarcest £2 coin in circulation.
2002 Commonwealth Games £2 – the scarcest £2 coin in circulation.

With a mintage figure of just 485,500, this coin is particularly hard to spot in your change. Find out more about this coin here >>

£2 ‘errors’

You may also spot £2 ‘errors’ in your change too, although these are very rare. They can occur when striking the bi-metallic coins, which has a very specific process. If you’d like to learn more about error and mis-strike coins, click here >>


The re-issued bi-metallic £2 coin is sure to be a hit with collectors. What is your favourite £2 from the last 25 years?


Order your 2022 UK Bi-Metallic Re-Issued 25th Anniversary CERTIFIED BU £2 here >>

2022 Change Checker Awards NOW OPEN!

We’re delighted to announce the 2022 Change Checker Awards, in association with All About Coins, are now OPEN!

The Change Checker Awards give collectors the chance to look back at all of the fantastic issues of the year whilst celebrating the very best coin collectors out there.

We’re looking for the 2022 Change Checker of the Year and the 2022 Junior Change Checker of the year and we need your help!

Watch our video below, or continue reading to find out how to enter…

Change Checker and Junior Change Checker of the Year

This year, our Change Checker Awards entry requirements are slightly different.

In tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we’re asking you to submit photos of your complete coin collections from the past 70 years.

Connor Tebbs Queen Elizabeth II coin collection. Shared on Change Checker Facebook Page.

Whether you’ve got a complete Beatrix Potter 50p collection, a full definitive date run, or perhaps you think you have the most interesting collection out there, we want to hear from you!

Submissions to the 2022 Change Checker Awards – now open!

Submit your entry or an entry on behalf of a Junior Change Checker, by sending a photo of your collection, along with your name, to [email protected] before 2nd of December 2022.

Entries will be judged by our panel and the results will be announced on the 8th December.

The victorious Change Checker and Junior Change Checker of the Year will each win an exclusive Change Checker Trophy, a bundle of goodies worth £50, as well as a year’s subscription to Coin Collector magazine.

UK Coin Design of the Year

2022 Coin Obverses with Queen Elizabeth II portrait. Submit your entry to the 2022 Change Checker Awards.
2022 Coin Obverses with Queen Elizabeth II portrait. Submit your entry to the 2022 Change Checker Awards.

To celebrate a fantastic year in UK coins, we’re also asking you to vote for your favourite issue:

Your winning design will be revealed in our YouTube video on 8th December. Come back then to find out which coin has been voted Top Coin of 2022!

Best of luck, Change Checkers!

Get your hands on the 2022 Annual Set!

The Snowman™ and The Snowdog come to life on brand new UK 50p!

A brand-new UK 50p is now available, marking the 10th anniversary of the first premiere of ‘The Snowman™ and The Snowdog‘ film.

The critically acclaimed animated sequel, ‘The Snowman™ and The Snowdog‘, suitably premiered on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve, 2012.

It was created with the late Raymond Briggs’ blessing and subsequently, in 2015, a book of the film was published by Puffin, bringing words to the story for the first time. 

And, for the first time ever The Snowdog joins The Snowman on a UK 50p!

Interestingly for collectors, The Snowman™ and The Snowdog 50p features a design by award-winning illustrator Robin Shaw.

As well as being an accredited designer, Shaw also acted as assistant director on the 2012 film!

You can get The Snowman™ and The Snowdog 50p today for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

2022 UK The Snowman™ and The Snowdog

Undeniably, Snowman™ coins are some of the most popular out there, with previous issues selling out remarkably fast.

Three out of the now five Snowman™ 50ps are also no longer available at The Royal Mint, meaning you need to act fast to get your hands on this new coin.

And considering the brand new UK Snowman™ and The Snowdog 50p is available the same year as Raymond Briggs’ passing, it is comparatively the most poignant yet.

It’s also guaranteed to be one of the last UK coins with Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on the obverse. This is sure to drive demand for this brand new 50p

2022 UK The Snowman™ and The Snowdog 50p obverse/reverse. Reverse to the right shows the Snowman and the Snowdog embracing with snowfall behind.
The obverse features Queen Elizabeth II's portrait.
2022 UK The Snowman and The Snowdog 50p obverse/reverse. Featuring Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait.

As the UK’s only official Christmas coin, it is the perfect festive gift, that’s certainly going to warm the hearts of every collector (and every dog lover) out there!

Get your 2022 UK Snowman and The Snowdog 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

In our video below, I talk you through Change Checker’s festive 50p range. Browse the range here >>

Get ahead this Christmas with Change Checker’s festive 50p range

Browse the Change Checker Christmas range here >>


Last year when the 2021 Snowman™ 50p was issued, I gave my top tips for building your own snowman! With the temperatures dropping, we can certainly hope for a white Christmas!

Read my top tips here >>

UK snowman with christmas hat and scarf. Pictured with a shovel.
A snowman pictured with a shovel and christmas hat and scarf.