When will you find a King Charles III coin in your change?

To commemorate the Life of the Queen, The Royal Mint has today released a new UK 50p and £5 coin. But when will you find a King Charles III coin in your change?

Find the King Charles III 50p in your Change!

It’s been confirmed that 9.6 million King Charles III 50p coins will begin to enter circulation from December.

King Charles III Coin Obverse/Reverse in hand
King Charles III portrait on brand new UK 50p coin.

The coins feature the brand new portrait of King Charles III for the FIRST TIME, making them particularly sought-after with collectors…

2022 UK Life of the Queen 50p

2022 UK Life of the Queen 50p coin. Secure yours in Brilliant Uncirculated quality here >>

This is only the second UK royal 50p, following the sought-after Platinum Jubilee 50p.

The 50p features the 2022 date and the reverse design created for the 1953 coronation crown, by Edgar Fuller and modelled by Cecil Thomas.

WORLD FIRST King Charles III 50p!

And, for the first time ever, we see King Charles III’s effigy on the obverse. This portrait was designed by sculptor Martin Jennings and was personally approved by His Majesty.

The inscription: CHARLES III | D | G | REX | F | D | 50 PENCE surrounds His Majesty’s portrait – facing left in line with tradition.

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2022 UK Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II £5

In addition to the 50p, The Royal Mint has also issued the 2022 UK Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II £5 coin.

£5 coins are traditionally reserved for flagship royal events and anniversaries, t this £5 coin an even more significant issue.

The reverse design, by John Bergdahl and The Royal Mint, features two portraits of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse. The inscriptions ‘ELIZABETH REGINA’ and the dates ‘1926-2022’ also appear.

You can own this brand-new coin in Brilliant Uncirculated quality. Your coin will come protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging for just £10.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>


Seeing King Charles III’s effigy on our UK coins for the very first time is a landmark moment in numismatic history.

So, will you be on the hunt to find the King Charles III 50p in your change? Let us know in the comments below.


Own the 2022 UK Life of the Queen 50p alongside the brand new £5 coin

You can own the 2022 UK Her Majesty the Queen 50p and £5 together for JUST £15.98 (+p&p).

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Wands at the ready, the UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p is coming soon!

The witching hour is nearly upon us and something big is brewing… the UK’s FIRST Harry Potter 50p is set to be issued on Thursday 20th October, at 9am.

And, The Royal Mint have revealed the design of this brand-new coin!

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UK Harry Potter 50p coin reverse.
Showing Harry Potter's side profile, lenticular feature that shows '25' and a lightning bolt. 
Inscription reads: 'Harry Potter' and '25 Years of Magic'
Set against a misty dark purple background with gold stars around.
Reverse design of the 2022 UK Harry Potter 50p
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The best news is that this will kick-start a magical collection of 50p coins, all celebrating 25 years since the publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Whilst exact designs of the other coins are still locked in the Chamber of Secrets‘, the latest proclamation has revealed that we can expect the following to feature in the collection:

  • A depiction of the Hogwarts Express and the figure of Harry Potter with the inscription, ‘Hogwarts Express 25 Years of Magic’
  • A depiction of Albus Dumbledore and the inscription, ‘Albus Dumbledore 25 Years of Magic’
  • A depiction of Hogwarts School and the inscription, ‘Hogwarts 25 Years of Magic’

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books in 1997, and has since gone on to be one of the world’s most popular books of all time.

Let us know in the comments what you think of the Harry Potter 50p design!

Brand new Alan Turing 50p set to rival the demand of Stephen Hawking 50p!

Founder of modern computer science, English mathematician and philosopher, Alan Turing is famed for his leading role in breaking Nazi ciphers during the Second World War by decoding the Enigma Machine.

His contributions to the war effort, along with his concepts in theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence make him one of the most influential British figures of the 20th century.

In 2022, to celebrate his life and achievements, The Royal Mint have issued a brand new 50p coin, designed by Matt Dent and Christian Davies.

Tucked behind a representation of machine cogs, in a touching nod to Turing’s code-breaking, Bombe, enigma-inspired code features as an inscription.

But, this coin’s design also features several secret features, which are SURE to grab the attention of the most serious coin collectors. Can you decipher them?

GEARS GRIN THAN

Can you spot the words ‘GEARS GRIN THAN’ on the design of this coin?


When these words are entered into the ‘What 3 Words‘ navigation database, it shows a location for the University of Cambridge, where Turing studied mathematics!

ONLY A FORETASTE OF WHAT’S TO COME

The next hidden message is one of my favourite features of any UK coin.


Alan Turing’s famous quote ‘Only a foretaste of what is to come’ appears as an inscription.
This quote came from his reflections of his code-breaking machine, Bombe.

CD AND MD

And of course, the designers behind this fantastic design get an honorary feature, with Christian Davies and Matt Dent’s initials featuring as an inscription.

To secure this coin for your collection for just £4.99 (+p&p) in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, simply click here >>

Your coin will come protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging, to preserve it for generations to come.

Wartime hero, Alan Turing

Colour portrait photograph of Alan Turing, war-time hero.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Alan Turing Colourised Portrait. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Alan Turing is so famed for his efforts during the Second World War, that his life and achievements have been written into story books, and even portrayed on the big screen!

Both Turing and Stephen Hawking are famed for their technological advancements, having both been celebrated on TV and film. But now, they’ve now both been commemorated on a UK 50p!

The 2019 Stephen Hawking 50p saw huge worldwide interest and SELL OUTS at The Royal Mint within just hours of release!

The 2019 UK Stephen Hawking 50p coin reverse design.
Concentric circles to represent a black hole, as theorised by Hawking. Featuring as inscriptions:
The Bekenstein-Hawking formula and 'STEPHEN HAWKING'
2019 Stephen Hawking 50p.

Due to the popularity and fame of this British scientist, it was no surprise that the Stephen Hawking 50p was picked up in news articles across the globe, with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II even commenting that it was one of her favourite coin designs!

The best news, you can get your hands on the 2019 Stephen Hawking 50p in the Innovation in Science 50p Set. But, Change Checker has JUST 500 full sets available to own in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

Innovation in Science 50p Set. Secure yours here >>

Alongside the SOLD-OUT Stephen Hawking 50p, in this set, you’ll also receive the other FIVE Innovation in Science 50p coins. Click here to secure yours whilst stock lasts >>

We fully expect demand for the new Alan Turing 50p to cause the same sort of rush as the Stephen Hawking 50p. If you don’t want to miss out on the 2022 UK Alan Turing 50p, like many did for the Stephen Hawking 50p, then be sure to secure yours here >>


Are you excited by the issue of the brand new Alan Turing 50p coin? Let us know in the comments below!


Secure the 2022 UK Alan Turing 50p for your collection!

2022 UK Alan Turing 50p. Secure yours here >>

Don’t miss out the coin set to rival the Stephen Hawking 50p! Secure it for your collection in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

Your coin will come presented in official Change Checker packaging, preserved for generations to come.