Less than 5 million Canadian $2 coins commemorating Queen Elizabeth II to enter circulation

Serving as Canada’s Head of State for 7 decades, Queen Elizabeth II has been commemorated on a new $2 coin.

Just shy of 5 million $2 coins entered circulation in December 2022, giving Canadian collectors a special way of remembering Her Majesty.

When you consider Canada’s population is over 38 million, you’ll appreciate just how sought-after this coin is.

I’ve successfully secured a limited allocation of these unique coins with my supplier in Canada.

However, you’ll need to act fast if you don’t want to miss this chance to add this coin to your collection.

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The obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, created by Susanna Blunt and the reverse features the traditional $2 Polar Bear design by Brent Townsend.

But, what makes this $2 coin extra special is the outer ring

The outer ring features a striking black nickel finish and is reminiscent of a mourning band, in a touching tribute to Her Majesty.

Canadian Queen Elizabeth II $2 coin.
Showing Queen Elizabeth II portrait on the obverse and the traditional $2 Polar Bear design on the reverse.
The outer ring is coloured with an unusual black nickel finish.
New Queen Elizabeth II $2 with black nickel outer ring. Credit: Royal Canadian Mint

We won’t be able to find this coin in our UK change so if you’re wanting to secure this sought-after coin for collection, you’ll need to click here.

In December, 4.9 million UK Queen Elizabeth II Memorial 50ps also entered circulation in the UK.

9.6 million in total are allocated for circulation, meaning 1 in 70 of us will be able to find one!

To help increase your chances of finding one in your change, we created an interactive map of where the coins were being found. We’ve tracked it up and down the country thanks to your help!

Queen Elizabeth II memorial coins are now some of the most sought-after collectables out there.

With such limited stock available, demand for these Canadian $2 coins is sure to exceed supply.

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Latest 50p in the Innovation in Science series celebrates century of ground-breaking Insulin discovery

The UK’s Innovation in Science 50p Series continues as the BRAND NEW 2021 UK Discovery of Insulin 50p has just been released – commemorating 100 years since this groundbreaking finding!

Saving millions of lives around the world and triggering a century of diabetes research, the discovery of Insulin in 1921 by Sir Frederick G Banting, Charles H Best and JJR Macleod was one of the greatest medical breakthroughs in history.

2021 UK Discovery of Insulin 50p

In this special anniversary year, this life-changing hormone features on the UK’s most collected coin for the very first time.

The design, by Iris De La Torre, features an artistic interpretation of the structure of Insulin along with its molecular formula.

Today, you can own the brand new 2021 UK Discovery of Insulin 50p in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £4.50 (+p&p).

What’s more, your coin has been protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging with that all-important hologram to guarantee its superior quality.

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Whilst this is the first UK coin to celebrate the discovery of Insulin, The Royal Canadian Mint issued a special collector’s set earlier this year to celebrate this historic anniversary…

2021 Canada Discovery of Insulin Collector Card

Whilst 2021 marks 100 years since Sir Frederick G Banting, Charles H Best and JJR Macleod first discovered Insulin at the University of Toronto, it was later purified by James B Collip.

To celebrate this historic anniversary and one of Canada’s most significant contributions to modern medicine, The Royal Canadian Mint have issued a special collector’s set.

Included within this set you’ll find two versions of the 2021 Discovery of Insulin $2, with a design portraying the story from laboratory to the isolation of insulin.

As well as the two Discovery of Insulin $2 coins, the set also includes five other denominations issued in 2021, perfectly displayed within the colourful collector card explaining the importance of this Canadian medical breakthrough that changed the world.

Just 100,000 sets have been issued for collectors worldwide and we’ve managed to secure an initial allocation of just 250 for UK collectors!

With such a significant anniversary and the inclusion of the selectively coloured $2 coin, high demand for this set is expected – so make sure you don’t miss out! You can secure your 2021 Canada Discovery of Insulin Collector Card today for JUST £22.50 (+p&p) here >>

This exciting new 50p is the very latest addition to The Royal Mint’s Innovation in Science series which has proven incredibly popular with collectors…

2021 UK Charles Babbage 50p


Charles Babbage was an English mathematician and inventor who originated the concept of a digital programmable computer.

In 2021, in the year marking the 150th year of his passing, The Royal Mint commemorated him on a UK 50p – an addition in their Innovation in Science series.

This 50p, designed by Nigel Tudman and Jas Bhamra, features a clever design which links Babbage’s extraordinary machinery to the digital age.

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2021 John Logie Baird 50p

It’s hard to imagine life without television but back in the early 1920s, it was a complete unknown.

That was until John Logie Baird successfully produced televised objects in outline in 1924transmitted recognisable human faces in 1925, and demonstrated the televising of moving objects in 1926.

Issued in 20201, to celebrate the life and works of the ‘Father of Television’the design of this 50p coin features key milestones from Baird’s life, presented between the lines of transmission radiating from the centre of the coin.

2020 Rosalind Franklin 50p

In the year that would have marked her 100th birthday, The Royal Mint released a 50p celebrating the life and crucial work of Rosalind Franklin, the first female scientist to be commemorated on a UK coin.

David Knapton’s striking design of this coin, features a depiction of Rosalind Franklin’s X-ray, ‘Photograph 51’, which revealed the helical structure of DNA, in her laboratory at King’s College, London.

One of Britain’s greatest scientists, Franklin made a crucial finding to the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA.

2019 Stephen Hawking 50p

In 2019, less than a year since his death, The Royal Mint released a Stephen Hawking 50p coin, honouring his works as one of the most influential physicists of the modern age.

He became the very first person to be celebrated in The Royal Mint’s Innovators in Science series and only the third person to be commemorated on a coin within a year of their death (the others being Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother!)

The reverse of the coin, designed by Edwina Ellis, features a stylised black hole and the inscription ‘Stephen Hawking’ . It also shows the Bekenstein-Hawking formula, which describes the thermodynamic entropy of a black hole!


The Innovation in Science series has proven incredibly popular with collectors and we’re sure this brand new 2021 UK Discovery of Insulin 50p will be in high demand…


Secure the 2021 UK Discovery of Insulin 50p for your collection for JUST £4.50 (+p&p)

Secure the brand new 2021 UK Discovery of Insulin 50p in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £4.50 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

What’s more, your coin has been protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging with that all-important hologram to guarantee its superior quality.

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75th Anniversary of VE Day marked by FIVE world-renowned Mints

2020 marked the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, and the official end of the Second World War.

Following the Allies’ acceptance of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender on the 8th May 1945, the war in Europe had finally come to a close after a long five years of conflict.

Most UK collectors will be familiar with the United Kingdom 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day £2 coin issued earlier this year to commemorate the historic event.

However, Allied Nations across the globe have been commemorating 75 years since the end of the Second World War and this important anniversary has been marked with unique coin issues from some of the world’s most renowned Mints.

Coins issued by the Netherlands, Canada, France, and Belgium, in addition to the UK £2, have been brought together for the first time in the remarkable 75th Anniversary of VE Day Allied Nations Coin Pack. 

75th Anniversary of VE Day Allied Nations Coin Pack

Featuring FIVE carefully chosen commemorative coins from world renowned Mints and including The Royal Mint’s 75th Anniversary of VE Day £2 coin as the centrepiece, this limited edition Commemorative Coin Pack has been released JUST for Change Checkers.

The coins included with this extraordinary set are:

United Kingdom £2

2020 UK Victory in Europe £2

This brand new United Kingdom £2 coin by Royal Mint designer Dominique Evans features a woman holding a newspaper aloft in crowd of celebrating people, set against a backdrop of the word ‘VICTORY’. The edge inscription reads ‘JUST TRIUMPH AND PROUD SORROW’.

Canada $2

2020 Canada Victory $2

As a tribute to the fallen and a promise to never forget, Canada have issued a commemorative $2 coin marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. This coin re-creates the iconic Victory Nickel design on a brand new $2 coin.

Belgium 2.5 Euro

2020 Belgium 2.5 Euro

The Royal Mint of Belgium issued this 2.5 Euro coin designed by Luc Luycx to show Europe lit with fireworks in honor of this 75th anniversary. The reverse shows the newly liberated Brussels on 4th September 1944.

This coin is limited to a maximum circulation of 50,000 pieces worldwide.

Netherlands 5 Euro

Although part of the Netherlands had already been liberated in 1944, it wasn’t until the 5th May 1945 that the whole of the Netherlands was allowed to live in freedom. This 5 Euro is the official commemorative coin to mark such an important moment in history and has been designed by artist Marijke van Warmerdam.

Only 15,000 Silver-Plated pieces are available worldwide!

France 2 Euro

Renowned French army officer and statesman, Charles de Gaulle led the Free French Forces against Nazi Germany in World War II. This 2 Euro coin features two profiles of de Gaulle as both the revered army general during the war, and as President of France during his second term. A Lorraine cross also features on the design as the symbol of free France, chosen by General de Gaulle.


All of these incredible coins come presented in the Change Checker 75th Anniversary of VE Day Coin Pack. Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!


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Due to the difficulty of sourcing these coins, we have only a limited number of these extraordinary packs available!

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