£2 Change Checker Trading Cards are here! 11 new designs to collect!

Have you been taking notice of the Trading Cards in your recent deliveries? Well you just might have received one of our brand new £2 Trading Cards!

From the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games to Britannia, you now have the chance to own one of 11 new and exclusive Change Checker £2 Trading Cards, included FREE in your 2024 Annual Coin Set deliveries.*

A selection of £2 Trading Card designs
A selection of £2 Trading Card designs

How can I collect them?

Our Trading Cards aren’t available to purchase, so the only way to get your hands on them is in your Change Checker deliveries, starting with the 2024 Annual Set and future deliveries after, or by winning one of our giveaways.

The first batch of £2 Trading Cards will be included in deliveries of the 2024 Annual Coin Sets. So if you’re still debating whether to order the Annual Set, knowing that you’ll be one of the first collectors to receive the brand new £2 Trading Cards might help make up your mind!

2024 Annual Coin Set
2024 Annual Coin Set

Order your 2024 Annual Coin Set for just £42 (+postage) >>

Reveal your mystery £2 design

Simply scratch away the silver film to reveal which £2 coin you’ve received as your FREE Trading Card and key facts about it.

All the fun of the hunt

Each card has been printed in a volume that reflects the coin’s overall rarity, so you have all the same joy of the hunt.

They’re easy and fun to collect and fit straight into any Change Checker Album. Plus you can swap with your friends and family or even with other Change Checkers via the Change Checker Community group on Facebook.

Be the first to hear updates about our Trading Cards

We previously released 50p Trading Cards but now excitingly, there are 11 brand new £2 Trading Card designs for you to collect!

If you want to be one of the first to hear about Change Checker Trading Card updates, sign up below for more information, or head over to our FAQ page.

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* Inclusion of FREE Change Checker Trading Cards is subject to availability at the time of despatch. They may not be included in every Change Checker delivery.


If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:

– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

Sign up today at: www.changechecker.org/app

Upcoming King Charles III Coins! What we know so far…

The collecting community has been abuzz with excitement for new King Charles III coins, especially since the UK’s new circulating coinage set was released in October.

And so I’m delighted to give you all the updates we know so far about future King Charles III commemorative coins to look forward to.

Read on to find out what’s on the horizon from the UK’s latest Royal Proclamations and get ready to add these upcoming coins to your collecting wish list!


Upcoming 50p Releases

The Gruffalo’s Child

Back in 2019, the collecting world was sent into a frenzy with the release of a 50p celebrating 20 years since the publication of the beloved Julia Donaldson children’s book, The Gruffalo!

Believe it or not, in 2024 we celebrate 20 years since the best-selling sequel, The Gruffalo’s Child was released.

So it’s only fitting that a new UK 50p should be released this year to mark the occasion!

The new 50p is set to feature a depiction of the Gruffalo’s Child and a mouse, accompanied by the inscription “THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD”.

Considering the popularity of previous Gruffalo coins, this release really will be one to watch out for!

Red Arrows

Formally known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows are one of the world’s top aerobatic display teams.

Renowned for their speed, agility and trademark Diamond Nine shape formation, the team have been displaying since 1965 and will soon feature for the first time on a UK 50p coin.

By Photo: Cpl Andy Benson/MOD, OGL v1.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26922143

The upcoming 50p is set to feature a depiction of three Red Arrow aircraft with their signature smoke trails, with the inscription “RED ARROWS”.

This is certainly a release collectors and Red Arrow fans alike will be looking forward to!

Snowman

It’s been a Christmas tradition to welcome The Snowman onto a new UK 50p and this year is set to be no different, as a new UK Snowman 50p will be released.

The new coin will feature a depiction of The Snowman from the book, placing a star atop a
Christmas tree.

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 The Snowman™ 50ps

Previous Snowman coins have been some of the most sought-after issues of the year, so you can be sure that collectors will be looking forward to seeing this new coin when it’s released!

Harry Potter

A new Harry Potter 50p is set to cast a spell on collectors this year!

According to the Royal Proclamation, this coin will feature a depiction of Harry Potter being captured by three Merpeople accompanied by the inscription “THE BLACK LAKE”.

Earlier this year, we were treated to a new Harry Potter 50p – with the boy wizard himself flying across the coin as he took part in the challenge of the Winged Keys.

Next up, we travel to the Black Lake for another exciting Harry Potter adventure, brought to life on a UK 50p!


Upcoming £5 Releases

Queen’s Panther

We’ve already seen six Tudor Beasts brought to life on UK £5 coins and it looks as though the next in the line-up is set to feature the Queen’s Panther.

Over 400 years ago Henry VIII commissioned the sculpting of 10 heraldic animal statues. They were produced to represent the ancestry of King Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour. These became known as “The King’s Beasts” and can still be seen to this day, guarding the main entrance to Hampton Court Palace.

The Tudor Beasts outside of Hampton Court Palace. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Little John

The Royal Mint’s Myths & Legends £5 series will continue with the release of Little John – companion to Robin Hood and second-in-command of the Merry Men.

We’ve already been treated to three Arthurian Legend £5 coins. Now the series continues with Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the upcoming Little John £5.

Little John and Robin Hood. Credit: By Louis Rhead – https://archive.org/details/boldrobinhoodhis00rhea/page/n12, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83451316

Lunar Year of the Snake

The Lunar Year £5 coins are usually one of the first coins issued bearing the following year’s date. For example, the Lunar Year of the Dragon £5 was issued in September 2023 and was the first 2024 dated UK £5 coin.

The next Lunar Year £5 coin has been announced, and as 2025 will be the Year of the Snake, it’ll feature the snake.

Chinese Zodiac Wheel
Credit: cafeastrology

The Royal Proclamation reveals that the coin will feature a depiction of a snake upon grassy landscape with the inscription “YEAR OF THE SNAKE · ”, the date of the year and the Chinese character for a snake.

Decades of Bond £5 Series

We’re over halfway through the Decades of Bond £5 coin series, with 3 still to be released. Each coin in this series celebrates a decade of James Bond films, with iconic imagery from the movies and the film titles from each era repeated in the background.

So far, we’ve seen the Bond of the 60s coin featuring Little Nellie from You Only Live Twice, the Bond of the 70s coin showing Wet Nellie, the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me, the Bond of the 80s £5 which features the Acrostar ‘Bede’ Jet from Octopussy and the Bond of the 90s £5 depicting the iconic Thames River chase scene from The World is Not Enough.

When you consider the huge popularity of the ‘B’ A-Z 10p which was dedicated to James Bond and the 2020 Bond £5 series, there’s no doubt that this theme is loved within the collecting community.

What do you think will feature on the upcoming Decades of Bond £5 coins?


Upcoming £2 Releases

Winston Churchill £2

Usually, all the coins in the Annual Set are individually released throughout the year, however this year is different, as the Winston Churchill £2 will NOT be individually issued. So currently the only way to get your hands on it is in the 2024 Annual Set.

Securing the 2024 Annual Coin Set is the only way to get your hands on the 2024 Winston Churchill £2

You can secure your 2024 Annual Set for just £42 (+p&p) here >>


Never miss a future UK coin issue!

With such exciting releases on the horizon, you really won’t want to miss out on these incredible new coins.

So why not take away the worry and guarantee yourself every new UK coin issue, without the hassle of placing orders on launch day?

Join the Change Checker UK CERTIFIED BU Subscription Service and be one of the first to receive new UK coins as soon as they are released!

Find out more and sign up for free by clicking here >>

First individual King Charles III £2 coin featuring Edward Jenner!

The incredible life and legacy of British physician, Edward Jenner, has been celebrated on a brand new UK £2 coin!

Plus, this brand new coin release becomes the first individual King Charles III £2 to be issued in the UK!

Secure yours here for £9.99 (+p&p) >>

Edward Jenner celebrated on new UK £2

Physician to King George, Jenner pioneered the creation of vaccines and created the smallpox vaccine – the world’s first vaccine! His incredible work led to the worldwide eradication of smallpox, a huge feat in Britain’s history.

Edward Jenner.
Credit: John Raphael Smith, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

This UK issue also marks 200 years since his passing, and becomes the second £2 coin in The Royal Mint’s Innovation in Science series.

On the reverse of the coin, Henry Gray’s unique design represents Edward Jenner’s crucial contribution to the world of vaccines. Plus, personally approved by His Majesty the King, Martin Jennings’ King Charles III effigy adorns the obverse.

What’s more, as this is the first individual UK £2 coin to feature King Charles III’s portrait, it’s likely to be increasingly sought-after by collectors

So don’t miss out on adding the 2023 UK Edward Jenner £2 to your collection! Order yours today in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for £9.99 (+p&p) – click here to order yours >>

Alexander Graham Bell £2

This new release follows the Alexander Graham Bell £2 coin in The Royal Mint’s science series. Initially released in the 2022 Annual Coin Set, this issue saw huge popularityfind out more here >>

2022 Alexander Graham Bell £2 with hidden message (Pioneer of the Telephone)

And, with a design depicting buttons of a telephone with a message hidden amongst the keypad letters, it’s no surprise that it was voted Change Checker’s favourite 2022 Annual Coin Design!

Stephen Hawking 50p

Stephen Hawking 50p held in palm
Stephen Hawking 50p held in palm

But the Alexander Graham Bell £2 wasn’t the first UK science coin to capture collectors’ attention. The Stephen Hawking 50p, issued in 2019, saw worldwide interest and SOLD OUT at The Royal Mint within mere hours of release!

And, not only was this popular science 50p rumoured to be a favourite of the Queen’s, but it’s no longer available at The Royal Mint. Find out more on the blog here >>

If you’d like to get your hands on the fascinating coins in the Innovation in Science series, make sure you check out the range on our shop >>

UK 2023 Edward Jenner £2

Not only are we excited to see a brand new Innovation in Science £2 added to the popular series, but the FIRST EVER individually released £2 to feature King Charles III’s effigy!

To add this £2 coin to your collection for just £9.99 (+p&p), simply click here >>