Change Checker LIVE Coronation 50p Swap! Join us at the Royal International Air Tattoo…

In celebration of King Charles III’s Coronation this year, the UK’s FIRST EVER Coronation 50p has been issued.

We know that this coin will be entering circulation later in 2023, but a special Crowned Portrait obverse design has been issued just for collectors – and we want to give you the chance to own one for face value!

This version of the coin won’t be found in your change, but you can add it to your collection by swapping an old 50p for the brand new one when you join us at our latest Change Checker Live Event.

Join us at the Royal International Air Tattoo from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July and bring along ANY UK 50p coin to swap for the 2023 King Charles III 50p with the special Crowned obverse!

The event takes place at RAF Fairford, where thrilling sights and sounds of several hundred aircraft of all shapes and sizes, from all eras and countries of the world, gather for this unique adrenalin-fuelled occasion.

With an event as patriotic as this, we simply had to bring along this special version of the Coronation 50p for collectors to get their hands on!

We’ll be taking 1,000 coins with us to swap each day and swaps will be limited to one per person on a first come first served basis, whilst stocks last.

Come and see us to swap your 50ps!

Known as the world’s largest military air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo sees crowds flock annually to the Cotswolds to experience the thrill of the show.

We’ll be swapping 50ps with collectors across all three days, so be sure to come and say hello! You can find us at the Village Green stalls near the main runway.

Can’t attend this event?

Don’t worry! We’ll also be at the New Forest & Hampshire County Show from Tuesday 25th July to Thursday 27th July swapping the new King Charles III Coronation 50p!

Find out more about the New Forest & Hampshire County Show event >>


FAQs

How do I buy tickets to the event?

You can book your tickets from the Royal International Air Tattoo website here.

How do I get to the event?

Visitor travel details can be found on the Royal International Air Tattoo website here.

Where can I find you at the event?

Once our exact position has been confirmed we will update this blog and will be sure to post an update on social media once we’re all set up.

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 swap per person.

Can I reserve a coin before I arrive?

To ensure it is a fair swap event for everyone, we do not offer reservations of coins. It is a strictly first come first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Secure the 2023 UK Coronation 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality!

2023 UK Coronation 50p
2023 UK Coronation 50p

Whilst we hope you’re excited to swap your 50p coin for the brand new Coronation 50p at our live swap event, if you want to ensure this coin is guaranteed for your collection, you can do so for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) >>

Be sure you don’t miss out!

Change Checker LIVE Events are BACK! The Road to the Platinum Jubilee…

In celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, we’ve seen some incredible coin issues mark the occasion.

We even recently heard the very exciting news that an initial 1.3 million Platinum Jubilee 50p coins will enter circulation in the UK on the 7th of February!

To continue the celebrations, Change Checker has been taking the Platinum Jubilee 50p, with that very special obverse, on a tour of the UK.

We’re delighted to announce we’re heading to Newcastle AND Glasgow on our next stop of our tour!

Join us on Thursday 5th May from 9am – 9pm at the Metrocentre in Newcastle and Saturday 7th May from 9am – 6pm at Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow. We’re giving collectors the chance to swap ANY UK 50p coin for the coin of a lifetime, in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

This version of the Platinum Jubilee 50p won’t be entering circulation, so it’s a great chance to get your hands on it in superior quality for just face value!

We’ll be taking 1,952 coins with us to swap on the day, in tribute to Her Majesty’s Coronation anniversary! Swaps will be limited to one per person whilst stocks last and it will be a strict first come first served basis.

We’ve already visited Oxford and Sheffield on our tour of the UK and there will be other occasions and locations for you to swap your coins, on the countdown to the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June!

Metrocentre, Newcastle

Metrocentre, Newcastle. Site map.

On Thursday 5th May you can find us on the lower level of the Metrocentre, just outside Timpson and Market Cross Jewellers, as highlighted by the pink arrow above.

Inside Metrocentre

Metrocentre is located just off the A1, following signs for Newcastle and Gateshead. If travelling via car, you can use the Sat Nav reference: NE11 9YG to guide you.

The centre is also on the national rail network and has its own train station.

Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow

On Saturday 7th May you can find us on the ground floor of Buchanan Galleries in the North Atrium. We’ll be located just outside John Lewis, as highlighted above with a pink dot.

Buchanan Galleries is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, on the corner of Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street.

If you’re joining us by car, use G2 3NW as your destination and enter the car park from either Killermont Street or Cathedral Street.

Being in the city centre, it’s very handy to reach via public transport. Buchanan Galleries is located next to Queen Street train station, Buchanan Street subway station and Buchanan bus station. Glasgow Central train station is also just 5 minutes’ walk away.


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FAQs

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 swap per person.

Can I reserve a coin before I arrive?

To ensure it is a fair swap event for everyone, we do not offer reservations of coins. It is a strictly first come first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Secure the 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality!

2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p

Whilst we hope you’re excited to swap your 50p coin for the brand new Platinum Jubilee 50p at one of our live swap events, if you want to ensure this coin is guaranteed for your collection, you can do so for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) >>

Be sure you don’t miss out!

Change Checker Live is coming to Cardiff!

We’re delighted to announce the next Change Checker Live Event will be coming to Cardiff!

We’re at St David’s Shopping Centre in Cardiff from 9.30am to 8pm on Wednesday 19th February and we’re bringing the 2019 UK Wallace and Gromit 50p coin to swap with you.

Join us there and swap ANY UK 50p coin for the wonderful Wallace and Gromit 50p coin in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.

These coins won’t be entering circulation, so this is your chance to get your hands on one in superior collector’s quality for just face value.

PLUS, when you attend the event you’ll receive an exclusive voucher to purchase Change Checker goodies on the day.

Please note: Swaps are limited to 1 per person, while stocks last.

St David’ Shopping Centre, Cardiff

Located in one of the UK’s fastest growing cities, St David’s in Cardiff is one of the UK’s premier retail destinations, with a choice of over 180 retailers and over 40 restaurants to enjoy during your visit.

You can find us on the lower level near Watches of Switzerland and Pravins, at the location marked by the red circle on the map below:

Sitting above St David’s is a 2,000 space contemporary 24-hour car parking facility. Disabled parking is located on Level P3 and a second car park of 550 spaces can be found underneath John Lewis.

Situated right in the heart of Cardiff city centre, St David’s is a short walk from Cardiff Central and Queen Street Rail Stations.

It’s easy to get there by car too with excellent links from the A470 and the M4.

If you’re using a sat nav to get there, the postcode you’ll need is CF10 2EN. This will take you to the entrance of the multi storey car park on Mary Ann Street.

St David’s Shopping Centre, Bridge St, Cardiff, CF10 2EF

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 swap per person.

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.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Secure your Wallace and Gromit 50p!

Can’t wait to get your hands on the Wallace and Gromit 50p coin?

Secure your 2019 Wallace and Gromit 50p Coin in Brilliant Uncirculated quality here.