Her Majesty’s 95th Birthday Celebrated on BRAND NEW Isle of Man 50p coins!

This year Her Majesty becomes the first monarch in British history to celebrate a 95th birthday – an incredible milestone that has been celebrated by Mints all around the world.

And now to mark this incredible achievement a fantastic set of BRAND NEW 50p coins have been issued by the Isle of Man and fully approved by Her Majesty the Queen.

In this blog we guide you through these remarkable 50p coins and you can find out how to secure them for your collection…

The Complete Brilliant Uncirculated 50p Set

This fantastic collection features all six new 50p coins, each struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality and each featuring a specially commissioned portrait of Her Majesty by sculptor Luigi Badia, charting her reign from the 1950s to the present day.

What’s more, the coins will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack that has been designed specifically for your coins.

This complete set is surely a MUST-HAVE for any serious coin collectors, so if you’d like to secure one for your collection for JUST £37.50 (+p&p) then click here >>>

2021 Queen Elizabeth II 95th Birthday 50p

What’s more, you can secure the 2021 Queen Elizabeth II 95th Birthday 50p for JUST £6.25 )+p&p) here >>>

This 50p coin features the brand new portrait of Her Majesty on the reverse by sculptor Luigi Badia, specially commissioned to mark this important milestone in Queen Elizabeth II’s life.

The coin is fully approved by Buckingham Palace and the Queen and is the perfect to tribute to Her Majesty, and a fantastic heirloom for you and your family to mark this important moment.

You can secure this BRAND NEW 50p coin for just £6.25 (+p&p) today – but with demand extremely high you’ll need to act now! Order yours here >>

The STRICTLY LIMITED Queen’s 95th Birthday Silver 50p Coin

You also have the chance to own the BRAND NEW 50p coin as a strictly limited Silver Proof! Your coin will come complete in a presentation case with a numbered certificate guaranteeing your coin’s place within the strict edition limit.

The Silver Proof editions are without a doubt the collector’s favourite and almost always completely SELL-OUT. And with an edition limit of JUST 4,995 coins, you’ll need to act now if you want to secure one for your collection.

Click here to secure yours now >>

Can I find these 50ps in my change?

If you’re living on the Isle of Man, then yes!

10,000 of each coin will be entering circulation on the Isle of Man and when you compare that to the mintage figures for UK coins (our rarest 50p in circulation has a mintage of 210,000) you’ll realise just how few of these coins are actually out there.

Coins issued on the Isle of Man typically have lower mintage figures due to the smaller population of just 84,000 which means that their coins are particularly sought-after amongst collectors.

And, given the significance of this anniversary, I’m sure that British Isles collectors will be quick to snap these ones up!


Coins celebrating royal anniversaries always prove popular with collectors and in this incredible anniversary year, these coins are sure to be in high demand.

Will you be adding these coins to your collection? Let us know in the comments below!

Secure the Complete Queen’s 95th Birthday Brilliant Uncirculated 50p Set

You can secure this set of BRAND NEW 50p coins for just £37.50 (+p&p) – but with demand extremely high you’ll need to act now!

Click here to add these coins to your collection >>

56 highly collectable US Quarters celebrate the history of America’s most beautiful locations…

In 1999, coin collecting in America was changed forever with the release of the US State Quarters series.

These coins proved so popular that almost half the US population (that’s roughly 150 million people) took part in collecting these coins and they quickly became the most widely collected in all of America, and arguably, the world!

Following this wild success, a brand new series of US Quarters was released in 2010, celebrating the beauty of America and its national parks.

US National Park Quarters Complete Set

Each stunning reverse design captures the magnificence and history of America’s most beautiful locations, whilst the obverse features a smaller restoration of the original Washington quarter portrait.

5 new National Park Quarters were released each year from 2010 to 2020, with a final design issued in 2021 to complete the series of 56 coins.

But, these quarters were minted and released for only 10 weeks each before never being produced again, making the series particularly sought after…

What’s more, this second series of US Quarters has been released in significantly lower numbers, with a total mintage just over HALF that of the highly sought-after US State Quarters series!

And, with a significant proportion of these coins now taken out of circulation into private collections, they are sure to become scarcer than ever, meaning collectors will want to act fast to avoid missing out on the complete collection.

To secure your US National Park Quarters Complete Set of 56 coins for your collection for JUST £65.00 (+p&p), click here >>

American coinage is one of the most competitive coin collecting markets in the world… Read on to find out more about some of America’s most infamous coins!

Indian Head Penny (1859-1909)

The Indian Penny – featuring a not-so-Native-American!

The Indian Head Penny is famous for celebrating Native Americans, but it actually doesn’t show a Native American.

According to legend, designer James B. Longacre used a portrait of his 12 year old daughter, Sarah, wearing a headdress. It is, however, more likely that the portrait was based on a classical Greco-Roman statue Venus Accroupie (Crouching Venus).

Either way, the ‘Indian’ is not a Native American! The obverse features the head of Lady Liberty wearing a headdress, while the reverse depicts a wreath as well as the words ‘One Cent’ and a shield in the middle at the top of the coin.

Morgan Silver Dollar (1878-1921)

The design inspired by a school teacher…

For the new silver dollar, designer George T. Morgan decided to portray Liberty as a goddess, inspired by Philadelphian school teacher, Anna Williams who had a fair complexion, Grecian nose and golden hair. Morgan eventually persuaded Anna Williams to sit as the model for Liberty for the obverse of the Morgan Silver Dollar.

In 1878 artists’ models were considered immoral, therefore, Morgan publicly stated that the model was a statue in a Philadelphia museum. Word soon leaked out, however, and it is rumoured that Williams was fired from her teaching job!

‘No Cents’ Liberty Head Nickel (1883)

The coin that created an opportunity for crooks

When the new Liberty Head Nickel was issued in 1883, the denomination was nowhere to be seen, instead a large ‘V’ (Roman ‘5’) was on the reverse.

The coins were the size of the $5 gold coin in circulation at the time which created an opportunity for unscrupulous crooks who came up with a cunning plan to pass them off as $5 by gold plating the new nickels and cutting reeds into the edge by hand. The U.S Mint soon became aware and within a few weeks the design was changed to include the word ‘Cents’ under the ‘V’. The ‘No Cents’ coins are also known as ‘Racketeer’ Nickels.

Lincoln Penny (1909)

The first coin to feature Lincoln’s famous motto

Designer Victor David Brenner added his ‘VDB’ initials to the new Lincoln Penny design in 1909 which was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth.

While the public generally loved the Lincoln cent when it was first released, they didn’t like the prominence of Brenner’s initials. The U.S. Mint quickly removed the initials as it appeared as though Brenner was either boasting or advertising. This was the first cent to feature Abraham Lincoln’s motto ‘In God we trust’ on the obverse.

Morgan Dollar (1921)

Forever associated with the notorious criminal couple Bonnie & Clyde

When notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde were shot and killed by police in 1934, a 1921 Silver Morgan Dollar was recovered from the jacket of Clyde Barrow among other possessions. The outlaw lovers were believed to have committed 13 robberies among other felonies between 1932 and 1934.

The hunt for the duo captured the nation’s imagination during the Great Depression and their fame was heightened by their practice of leaving glamourous photos of themselves at crime scenes.

Even more so now, the 1921 coin is forever associated with Bonnie and Clyde.

Roosevelt Dime (1946)

The stolen design…

In 1945 plans were quickly laid for the introduction of a new coin to honour Roosevelt after his passing. The task was assigned to John Ray Sinnock and coinage began in 1946. Controversy soon arose because sculptor Selma Burke claimed that Sinnock had stolen her design without giving her credit, however Sinnock strongly denied this.

In addition, conspiracy theorists claimed that Sinnock’s initials ‘JS’ (at the base of Roosevelt’s neck) actually referred to Russian leader Joseph Stalin because of Roosevelt’s supposed ‘communist’ learnings.


These are just some of the incredible American coins that have been issued over the decades, including the 56 US National Park Quarters!

Have you ever seen these coins before? Let us know in the comments below!


Secure the Complete US National Park Quarters Set!

Through our contacts in the US we have managed to secure a limited amount of complete sets for our collectors, to ensure you have the opportunity to include this impressive set in your collection.

All 56 US National Park Quarters will come presented in a custom display folder, including a map to pinpoint each quarter in the series. This really is the perfect way to display your collection and preserve all 56 coins for generations to come.

Don’t miss your limited opportunity to secure this iconic collection and order yours today >>

We’re mad as a hatter over these Alice in Wonderland 50ps from the Isle of Man!

Change Checker is so excited to reveal a brand new set of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p coins, authorised for release by the Isle of Man Treasury!

Excitingly for collectors, this is the first time (worldwide!) that the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland have been celebrated on a 50p coin.

Issued to celebrate 150 years since author, Lewis Carroll, first published his tale of fantasy, nonsense, and fun, these brand new 50ps are nothing short of magical.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p Set

Secure the 2021 Alice in Wonderland 50p BU Set for JUST £31.25 (+p&p) here >>

Prepare yourself to fall down the rabbit hole with these brand new FIVE 50p coins, designed by renowned illustrator Stephen Lee. The designs of these coins depict the books’ most beloved characters featuring quotes inspired by the characters, including:

  • Alice: “What a curious feeling! said Alice”
  • Cheshire Cat: “We’re all mad here”
  • Queen of Hearts: “That’s enough! Off with their Head”
  • The Mad Hatter: “I am under no obligation to make sense to you”
  • The White Rabbit: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get”

Which coin is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

Only the Alice 50p coin will be issued individually, but you can secure this amazing five coin set in Brilliant Uncirculated Quality, or in stunning .925 Sterling Silver.

Your Brilliant Uncirculated Quality quality coins will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack, carefully curated by the coins’ designer.

Secure the 2021 Alice in Wonderland 50p BU Set for JUST £31.25 (+p&p) here >>

To secure the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderful 50p BU Set for your collection for JUST £31.25 (+p&p) click here >>

Strictly Limited Edition

Secure the 2021 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p .925 Silver Set by clicking here >>

You won’t want to be late to this party as what’s most exciting about the coins is that there are some very low edition limits for the Silver Proof versions

Silver 50p coins are, without doubt, the collector’s favourite and a sell-out is inevitable. 

The complete set is strictly limited to just 1,995 worldwide. When compared to the sellout story of the 2019 UK Gruffalo Silver Proof 50p, which had a mintage of 25,000, it’s almost certain there will not be enough of these Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Silver Proof 50p sets to satisfy demand.

You can secure yours for your collection by clicking here >>

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p Coin

Secure the 2021 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland BU 50p for your collection by clicking here >>

This 50p is the only coin in the set to have been issued individually, and it celebrates none other than the main character herself, Alice.

The coin features a carefully curated design of Alice, by renowned illustrator Stephen Lee. The design is also partnered with an excerpt of her best-known quote “‘What a curious feeling’ said Alice“.

Secure the 2021 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland BU 50p for your collection for JUST £6.25 by clicking here >>

This coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £6.25 (+p&p) and will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack, carefully curated by the coins’ designer as the perfect pairing.

Secure the 2021 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland .925 Silver 50p for your collection by clicking here >>

But, for those collectors looking for a little bit more adventure, this brand new coin is also available in stunning .925 Sterling Silver.

Struck to a pristine Proof finish, with the added extra of selective vivid colour to bring the design to life, this coin is, without a doubt, one of the most visually appealing coins we’ve seen in recent years.

What’s more, this coin will come protectively housed in a presentation box, along with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming its place in the strict edition limit.

To secure yours for JUST £65.00 (+p&p) simply click here >>

Can I find the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50ps in my change?

If you’re living on the Isle of Man, then yes!


10,000 of each coin will be entering circulation on the Isle of Man and when you compare that to the mintage figures for UK coins (our rarest 50p in circulation has a mintage of 210,000) you’ll realise just how few of these coins are actually out there.


Coins issued on the Isle of Man typically have lower mintage figures due to the smaller population of just 84,000 which means that their coins are particularly sought-after amongst collectors.


And, based on the popularity of the 2019 and 2020 Peter Pan 50ps that entered circulation on the Island, I’m sure that British Isles collectors will be super quick to snap these ones up!


Alice in Wonderland remains one of the world’s most famous and best-loved children’s tales, with fans spanning across generations.

So with a theme as strong as this, paired with those incredibly low mintage figures for the silver proof versions, these coins are sure to be a hit with collectors.

Will you be securing them for your collection? Let us know in the comments below!


Secure the 2021 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p BU Set today!

Secure the 2021 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p BU Set for JUST £31.25 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

Your Brilliant Uncirculated Quality coins will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack, carefully curated by the coins’ designer.

To secure the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderful 50p BU Set for your collection for JUST £31.25 (+p&p) click here >>