The 2022 UK Annual Coins are HERE!

Each year, collectors eagerly anticipate the arrival of the The Royal Mint’s Annual Set.

These coins commemorate some of the key anniversaries of the year ahead and it means we get treated to FIVE brand new coin designs!

With some momentous anniversaries coming up this year, the issues in the 2022 Annual Set are some of the MOST poignant yet.

So, let’s kick off the year with the coins we’ve all been waiting for, the 2022 Annual Set.

Platinum Jubilee 50p

Kicking things off with a UK FIRST, is the brand new 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p.

2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch, with an incredible 70 years of service to the crown.

In tribute to this record-breaking achievement, The Royal Mint have issued the UK’s very first royal 50p!

Designed by Osborne Ross, the coin features a slick reverse design that shows the number 70, the royal cypher and the years that span her reign so far.

Her Majesty’s fifth portrait, by Jody Clark, also features on the obverse of this coin.

What an incredible anniversary for Her Majesty to be celebrating this year and I’m sure you’ll agree that this stunning 50p is a wonderful tribute to her.

The UK’s VERY FIRST Royal 50p will be issued individually in just two days’ time, on the 6th January. This version will feature a special obverse design not found in the Annual Set… Stay tuned to find out more!

Commonwealth Games 50p

The Commonwealth Games was first held in 1930 and with the exception of wartime (1942 and 1946) has taken place every four years since then!

2022 UK Commonwealth Games 50p

In the entire 92-year history, 2022 marks only the third time that England has played host to the games! So to mark the occasion, The Royal Mint has issued this brand new 50p.

Featuring a design by Royal Mint designer Natasha Preece, this 50p represents the essence of Birmingham 2022 with a striking geometric design.

We think it’s the perfect tribute to Birmingham hosting the games for the very first time and a great way to wish all of the athletes good luck.

Alexander Graham Bell £2

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, and engineer who patented the first practical telephone.

In the 100th anniversary year since his passing, The Royal Mint have issued this brand new £2 coin.

The coin features a design showing the dial of a push-button phone, alongside the words ‘pioneer of the telephone’ inscribed into the buttons.

It’s hard to image a life without our phones, but before Bell’s work, it was a complete unknown.

It was back in 1871 that Bell first started work on his harmonic telegraph, which allowed multiple messages to be transmitted over a wire at the same time.

And in 1876, he made his very first telephone call to Thomas Watson and was then granted his telephone patent.

The design of this coin perfectly celebrates all of Bell’s achievements in making real-time long-distance communication possible.

Dame Vera Lynn £2

In 2020, we received the sad news that Dame Vera Lynn had sadly passed away. The iconic wartime singer was famous for boosting the morale of British troops during WWII.

Coined as the forces sweetheart, her renditions of We’ll Meet Again, The White Cliffs of Dover and I’ll Be Seeing You, became synonyms with wartime.

Dame Vera Lynn played such a key role during wartime that Buckingham Palace sent a private message of condolence to her family.

And in 2022, to commemorate her life and achievements, The Royal Mint commemorates her on a brand new £2 coin.

2022 UK Dame Vera Lynn £2

Designed by The Royal Mint design team, this £2 features a detailed portrait of Dame Vera Lynn as she appeared during the height of her fame.

The popularity of her songs has carried across generations. In 2020, her songs still spoke to the nation with a similar level of emotion as they did in 1940 – a testament to her charm, skill, and beautiful voice.

Platinum Jubilee £5

In this very special anniversary year for Her Majesty, we have been treated to not one but TWO Platinum Jubilee coins.

This £5, designed by John Bergdahl features a stunning reverse design. The royal mantle appears as a surround, as it was used on the coinage of William IV!

Inheriting the throne at the age of just 25, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has remained a national constant as head of state since 6 February 1952.

Since then, the nation has watched her grow from a young queen to the much-loved monarch that she is today.

The dates 1952-2022 feature on the reverse design, in a poignant tribute to her incredible 70 years of service to the crown.


I’m sure you’ll agree that this year’s Annual Coin Set is the most impressive to date.

With some incredible anniversaries and events coming up this year, there’s no doubt these coins will be in high demand with collectors.

Don’t forget, the UK’s VERY FIRST Royal 50p will be issued individually in just two days’ time (6th January) – stay tuned to find out more!


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Each coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality and protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging, housed in a Display Page ready to slot into your Change Checker Album.

Upcoming 2022 Coin Releases! What we know so far…

We’ve been keeping our eyes on the latest Royal Proclamations and there’s some very exciting coins on the horizon for 2022!

I’m sure you’re just as pleased as I am to hear which themes we can expect for these coins, so read on to find out more…

100th Anniversary of the BBC 50p

The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) was formed on 18 October 1922 by a group of leading wireless manufacturers including Guglielmo Marconi.

Since establishment, the BBC has been shaped by some of the UK’s biggest innovators, from Marconi, to John Logie Baird. Baird used BBC frequencies to broadcast some of his first experimental television broadcasts from studios near Covent Garden in London.

John Logie Baird and television receiver. Credit: Orrin Dunlap, Jr. via Wikimedia Commons

The BBC is highly regarded for its award-winning creative output, trusted and impartial news services and innovative use of technology.

To commemorate the centenary of the BBC, The Royal Mint have confirmed that they will be issuing a brand new 50p in 2022, which has definitely got Change Checker excited!

As of the Royal Proclamation, on 16th December 2021, the design is said to feature a globe with transmitter waves accompanied by the inscription “1922-2022 100 YEARS OF OUR BBC INFORM EDUCATE ENTERTAIN”.

50th Anniversary of Pride 50p

Pride is an annual global event which is celebrated every June. From parades and concerts, to workshops and exhibitions, the events of Pride month enable LGBTQ+ people and allies to celebrate their genders and sexualities, discuss LGBTQ+ history, and advocate for further change. 

Since the start of the modern LGBTQ+ liberation movement in the 1970s, hundreds of independent Pride events have sprung up in cities worldwide, each distinctly local and generally tied in some way to the foundational Stonewall Riots in June.

The increased visibility and activism of LGBT individuals back in the 1970s helped the Pride movement make progress on multiple fronts.

In 2022, to celebrate over 50 years of Pride, the latest royal proclamation has confirmed a brand new 50p is set to be issued, with a design depicting elements of the Pride flag, accompanied with the inscription, “PRIDE PROTEST VISIBILITY UNITY EQUALITY”.

50p Commemorating Life of Alan Turing

Alan Turing. Credit: Numista

Alan Turing was most famously known for accelerating Allied efforts to read German Naval messages enciphered with the Enigma machine.

His work is said to have been key to shortening World War Two and saving millions of lives.

In addition to his work during World War Two, Turing played a pivotal role in the development of early computers, first at the National Physical Laboratory and later at the University of Manchester.

In 2013, he was given a posthumous royal pardon for his 1952 conviction for gross indecency. 

To commemorate his life and achievements, a brand new 50p is set to be issued, depicting a cogwheel accompanied by the inscription “ALAN TURING” set against a background of letters.

2022 Winnie the Pooh 50ps

The original Winnie the Pooh toys. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

In 2020, The Royal Mint confirmed a brand new 9-coin series of 50ps celebrating 95 years of fun-filled adventure, each featuring a different inhabitant of Hundred Acre Wood.

The Winnie the Pooh 50p series continues in 2022, with the final three coins in the series being confirmed in the latest Royal Proclamation.

We can expect the final coins to depict designs of the following characters from A. A. Milne’s classic tale:

  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends
  • Kanga and Roo
  • Eeyore

These are some of the most famous characters from the story and we’re sure collectors will be racing to get their hands on these coins as soon as they’re issued!

The £2 Turns 25

It’s incredible to think that the bi-metallic £2 coin turns 25 in 2022! To celebrate a number of incredible issues are set to be released, including some of our favourites, all unified by the inscription, “CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE £2”.

The coins include:

  1. Brunel £2
  2. Florence Nightingale £2
  3. Robert Burns £2
  4. Charles Darwin £2
  5. DNA £2
  6. Wireless Transmission £2
  7. 60th Anniversary of the end of World War Two £2
  8. Charles Dickens £2
  9. First World War (Navy) £2
  10. First World War (Kitchener) £2
  11. First World War aircraft £2
  12. Jane Austen £2
  13. Frankenstein £2
  14. D-Day 75th Anniversary £2

HRH Prince William’s 40th Birthday £5

Prince William. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The Duke of Cambridge (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, His Royal Highness will celebrate his 40th birthday and to mark the occasion, The Royal Mint are set to issue a brand new £5 coin.

The £5 coin, which is traditionally reserved for the UK’s most significant royal and historical anniversaries, is said to feature a portrait of the Duke of Cambridge.

120 Years of Peter Rabbit £5

Original illustration of Peter Rabbit. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter was first published in 1902 and since then the iconic rabbit in a blue jacket has gone on to win the hearts of millions of families around the world.

2022 marks 120 years since Peter Rabbit’s very first appearance and to commemorate the anniversary, The Royal Mint will issue a brand new £5 coin.

Featuring a depiction of the children’s character and the inscription “120 YEARS” and “THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT”, we’re sure this £5 coin will be a huge hit with collectors!


We’re certainly excited for these coins to be issued in 2022! Which coins are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.


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Isle of Man celebrate Christmas with brand new Nativity £2 coin!

Each year, I eagerly anticipate the Isle of Man‘s latest Christmas issue. From the popular 2018 Hunt the Wren £2 to the charming Santa £2 of 2019, the Isle of Man are one of the best when it comes to festive coins.

But this year, I’ve been left mesmerised by the design of their latest £2 coin. Taking influence from the origins of Christmas, the 2021 Isle of Man Christmas £2 depicts a design of the Nativity scene from the stained glass window found in the Kirk Christ Church on the Island.

2021 Isle of Man Christmas Nativity £2

Designed by Glen Davies, this £2 coin is a truly unique festive addition to any collection this Christmas season. With Christmas just a matter of weeks away, this stunning £2 coin makes for the perfect gift or stocking filler for a friend or relative!

Your coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality – the standard favoured amongst collectors! Carefully encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging with that all-important security hologram guaranteeing its quality, your coin will be protected for generations to come.

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Following in the popularity of previous Isle of Man Christmas coins, this set is sure to be in high demand amongst collectors.

JUST 5,000 will be entering circulation on the Isle of Man, so this coin will be particularly hard to come by, as I’m sure collectors on the island will be quick to snap them up!

The island has released some truly beautiful coins in recent years, and as their mintage figures are typically much lower than UK coins, they are often highly sought-after by collectors…

2020 ‘A Christmas Carol’ £2 Coins

2020 Isle of Man ‘A Christmas Carol’ £2 Coins

In 2020, to mark the 150th year since the passing of Charles Dickens, the Isle of Man issued three enchanting £2 coins, each inspired by his timeless Christmas tale, A Christmas Carol, including:

  • Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Present
  • Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past and Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
  • Scrooge with Tiny Tim as a representation of his redemption

A Christmas Carol, published in 1843, is arguably one of Charles Dickens’ most famous novels – teaching us to keep the spirit of Christmas and kindness in our hearts all year round.

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2019 Santa £2 Coin

2019 Santa £2

Prior to 2019, the Isle of Man issued Christmas themed 50ps most years. However, this incredibly popular Santa £2 coin created a new tradition.

This magical design features an enchanting portrait of Old St. Nick and bears the inscription ‘Nollick Ghennal’ which is Manx for ‘Merry Christmas’.

At the top of the coin, the distinctive Isle of Man Triskelion (three armoured legs) can be seen. This coin was so popular that sadly some Change Checkers missed out on securing it for their collections!

2018 Hunt the Wren £2

2018 Isle of Man £2

Boxing day on the Isle of Man, is often reserved for a very special but unusual tradition.

Communities come together across the island to dance and sing in the streets around “the king of all birds” who is paraded around on a pole. 

Hunt the Wren, as it is known on the island has become one of the most popular yet more unusual Manx traditions in practice today.

The practice dates back to Pagan times and is centred on the wren bird, which is hunted and then danced through the streets on a special pole.

This £2 coin was issued in 2018 by The Isle of Man to celebrate the Manx tradition.


With the Isle of Man having a history of remarkably popular coins, this latest £2 issue is SURE to be in high demand with collectors!

Are you a collector on the Isle of Man? Will you be checking your change for this brand new coin?


Celebrate the festive period with this brand new £2 coin!

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The 2021 Isle of Man Christmas Nativity £2 coin is a truly unique festive addition to any collection this Christmas season, or could even make the perfect Christmas gift or stocking filler for a friend or relative!

This brand new festive £2 coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality – the standard favoured amongst collectors – and has been carefully encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging with that all-important security hologram guaranteeing its quality.