The D-Day 50p Face Value Giveaway

2024 marks 80 years since the historic event that turned the tide of the Second World War, forever remembered as D-Day. In commemoration, The Royal Mint has struck an official UK 50p.

This UK legal tender coin hasn’t entered circulation. However, we feel that a coin as momentous as this should be more widely available. Which is why we’re giving collectors the chance to get their hands on one for FACE-VALUE. That’s JUST 50p, POST FREE!

In fact, we have an incredible 7,000 D-Day 50ps up for grabs at this special face-value price…

So how can you get your hands on one?

Every time a new UK 50p is released, collectors on our Coin Launch Ballot list are given the opportunity to own the new issue for just 50p. Indeed, 1,000 Change Checkers are already lucky launch ballot winners able to secure this special offer.

1,000 further coins were available for the nation to own at face-value as in our National Ballot.

And, that’s not all, as we’re also taking this 50p with us to our upcoming live events, with an additional 5,000 coins available to swap!

5,000 D-Day 50ps Available to Swap at Change Checker Live!

We took 2,000 D-Day 50ps to Duxford Air Show on 1st and 2nd June to swap for just face value. You can watch the highlights from the show here >>

Make sure you’re following us across our social channels for details of our next event later in the year, where we’ll be swapping our final batch of D-Day 50ps at face-value!

An All-Time Favourite 50p

It’s been 30 years since the UK’s first D-Day 50p was released – struck to the larger specifications that can no longer be found in your change.

6.7 million of these were released into general circulation in 1994, but were removed when the new, smaller 50ps were issued in 1997.

However, this still proves to be a much-loved coin and was even voted as the all-time favourite 50p amongst Change Checkers.

As such, the new D-Day 50p promises to be highly sought-after collector coin.

Can’t wait to own the NEW D-Day 50p?

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the UK’s official D-Day 50p in superior collector quality, you can order yours for £5.99 here >>

Christmas 50p Coin Ballot Announced!

Now’s your chance to own the sought-after 2009 Gibraltar Christmas 50p Cover by entering the Change Checker Christmas Ballot!

For 108 Change Checkers, Christmas is about to come early, as we’re offering our last remaining stocks of this hard to come by coin for just £35 FREEPOST.

The 2009 Gibraltar Christmas 50p features a festive robin at the centre of the design and comes presented on a First Day Cover, postmarked on the 3rd November 2009. Perching on a snowy branch, the robin is surrounded by falling snow and sprigs of holly – the ultimate symbol of Christmas.

Secondary market snowed under with listings

Historically, Gibraltar Christmas coins have always proved popular with collectors, however this particular 50p is especially sought-after and can sell for over £100 on the secondary market!

2009 Gibraltar Christmas 50p recent eBay SOLD listings
2009 Gibraltar Christmas 50p recent eBay SOLD listing
2009 Gibraltar Christmas 50p recent eBay listing
2009 Gibraltar Christmas 50p recent eBay listing

Your chance to own it for just £35 POSTFREE

Today, you have the opportunity to enter the Change Checker ballot for the chance to own one of the last few 2009 Gibraltar Christmas 50p Covers we have left for far less than the secondary market listings

Simply click here and complete a FREE checkout via our normal shopping basket to be entered into the ballot.

The ballot closes on the 8th December and the 108 lucky winners will be contacted via email on the 11th December with details of how to claim the 50p Cover for just £35.

Don’t miss this chance to own one of the very last 2009 Gibraltar Christmas 50p Covers for JUST £35 FREEPOST.

Enter the Gibraltar Christmas 50p Cover Ballot for FREE here >>

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2022 marks Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II‘s Platinum Jubilee – an incredible 70 year reign that makes her the longest reigning living monarch worldwide!

At Change Checker HQ, we’ve been celebrating this royal milestone with the issue of the brand new 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p coin, issued earlier this year.

And today, we’re excited to announce our National Platinum Jubilee 50p for 50p ballot is open!

This was the UK’s first royal 50p and featured a special obverse design of Her Majesty on horsebacknever before seen on a UK 50p!

It was so sought-after that the entire limited edition range sold-out within less than 24 hours at The Royal Mint!

In addition to the 50p coins won in our Face Value Coin Ballot, Change Checker also swapped 7,808 Platinum Jubilee 50p coins at our four Live Coin Swap Events (1,952 coins per event!).

And now, we’re delighted to have opened our National Platinum Jubilee 50p for 50p ballot, in celebration of the UK’s biggest bank holiday, coming in June!

Your chance to own the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p for JUST 50p

Today, you have the opportunity to enter the Change Checker ballot for the chance to be one of the 1,952 lucky collectors to own this sought-after coin for JUST 50p!

Simply click here to enter for free!

The winners will be contacted via email on the 1st June with details of how to claim your new 50p coin for just 50p.

Best of luck, Change Checkers!

Don’t want to miss out?

Secure the brand new 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p for your collection in Brilliant Uncirculated quality today! Simply click here to guarantee yours for £4.99 (+p&p) >>

Your coin will come struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality, protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging – the perfect way to preserve your coin for generations to come!