The new A-Z 10p coins have proved some of the hardest coins to find in your change. Whilst that will hopefully become easier as more are gradually released into circulation over the coming months, we’ve taken a first look at which are the most popular with collectors.
There’s not enough data yet to publish a full scarcity index but we have crunched the numbers based on Change Checker’s top swap requests – and here are the winners.
1. A – Angel of the North
2. E – English Breakfast
3. L – Loch Ness
Further releases expected…
Initially, a limited stock of 2.6 million A-Z 10p coins were released into circulation through the Post Office network to coincide with the release of the designs in March. It has been no surprise that these have been quickly snapped up by eagle-eyed change collectors.
However, don’t despair if you haven’t found any of the A-Z 10p coins yet. More are expected to be released into circulation as and when there is demand for more circulating 10p coins. This is something that’s managed between Treasury (and not the Royal Mint) and the large cash processors, including the Post Office, some banks, as well as private operators (find out more in our “When will I find and A to Z 10p in my change” blog).
In addition, there have been a number of limited releases, including “T” at Betty’s Tea Rooms, “F” in 20 of the UK’s top chippies and “B” at the Bond in Motion exhibition – as well as our own Change Checker Live 10p Lucky Dips, with more of our live events coming up on the 8th of September in Croydon and the 20th of October in Bristol.
Don’t worry, though, as soon as we hear any more news about more the A-Z 10p coins entering circulation, Change Checkers will be the very first to know.
In the meantime, you can view the full A-Z 10p Swap Index below for your guide as to which letters have proved most popular with collectors.
Complete your A-Z 10p Collection
You can now complete your collection of all 26 A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins in Certified Early Strike quality.
We’re hosting our third Change Checker Live Coin Swap on Saturday 21st April at Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester from 9am – 6pm.
Excitingly, this event will be a little different from our previous two.
Join us in Leicester where you’ll be able to swap ANY 10p coin for the chance to have a go on our ‘lucky dip’ of A-Z 10p coins. We’ll have plenty of all 26 coin designs with us so you’re in with a chance of picking any coin, from A-Z!
PLUS you’ll receive a voucher for 50% off the Collector’s Pack, so you’ll have space to add the rest of the coins when you find them.
Highcross Shopping Centre
Highcross is one of the premier shopping centres in Leicester with all the amenities for a great day out.
We’ll be located at Site 1 in the East Square, opposite Debenhams, ToysRus and Game.
For those travelling by car, there are two onsite car parks with 3,000 combined spaces.
If travelling by train, Highcross is a 10 minute walk from the Station and a park and ride service operates between 7am and 7pm.
The full address is: Highcross Leicester, 5 Shires Lane, Leicester, LE1 4AN.
Can I swap more than one coin?
Such is the popularity of our Live Coin Swaps and to ensure that it is fair for everybody, we’ll be limiting the number of swaps to strictly 1 coin per person.
Can I choose which A-Z of Great Britain 10p I swap?
It’s a lucky dip, so the coin you pick will be the coin you take away with you. Due to how popular we expect the event to be, I’m afraid we will be unable to offer specific A-Z 10p coin designs.
Will you be doing any more Live Coin Swaps?
That’s the plan!
We will be holding more Live Coin Swaps in the future and the plan is to visit a different area of the country each time, giving as many people as possible the opportunity to attend.
Can I bring other coins in my collection for you to take a look at?
You are very welcome to bring along other coins in your collection and if there is time we’d be happy to take a look at them for you. We expect the event to be very busy so we apologise in advance if you have a short wait.
We look forward to seeing you there!