The UK’s First Pride 50p!

The 50th Anniversary of London Pride will be celebrated in July and to mark the event, a brand new UK 50p coin is being issued!

The best news is that The Royal Mint have confirmed 5 million Pride 50ps will be entering circulation! But don’t miss the chance to get ahead of the crowd and own yours now in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

The 2022 UK Pride 50p Coin

The UK’s first Pride 50p has been issued in collaboration with Pride in London and features an original design by artist, writer and LGBTQ+ activist, Dominique Holmes.

The reverse of the coin features 5 rainbows, each accompanied with part of the inscription, “PRIDE PROTEST VISIBILITY UNITY EQUALITY”.

The obverse design features the latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Jody Clark.

You can secure this brand new coin for your collection for just £4.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

Your Pride 50p coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated finish and will be protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging, ready to preserve for generations to come.

This will be the first UK 50p coin issued representing Pride. Previous ‘UK first’ 50p coins have been incredibly popular, so we are anticipating the Pride 50p to be in high demand with collectors.

The UK’s First Beatrix Potter 50p Collection

This 50p coin collection was issued in 2016 to celebrate the much loved author, Beatrix Potter. The collection features four coins each representing a character from Potter’s iconic tales and one honouring Beatrix Potter herself.

The Colour Silver Proof Peter Rabbit 50p coin was so popular that it sold out in a matter of hours and caused The Royal Mint’s website to crash!

Beatrix Potter 50p collection
Beatrix Potter 50p collection

The UK’s First Snowman 50p

2018 The Snowman 50p coin
2018 The Snowman 50p coin

In 2018, The Royal Mint released the first ever commemorative UK Christmas 50p coin, issued to mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved festive tale, The Snowman™.

Designed by Natasha Ratcliffe, the coin depicts the boy and the snowman flying through the night sky above Brighton Pier. This coin didn’t enter circulation, but the Silver Proof version sold out within 24 hours of release.

50 Years of Pride

The first London Pride event took place in 1972 and was attended by approximately 2,000 people, the event has grown tremendously since, with over 1.5 million people attending the 2019 London Pride parade.

London Pride 2018
London Pride 2018, Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Pride events take place annually across the globe, however most have been cancelled for the past 2 years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Returning in 2022, there will be Pride events taking place across the UK this summer.


Are you looking forward to adding this coin to your collection? Let us know in the comments below!


Secure the 2022 UK Pride 50p for your collection!

The Royal Mint will make a contribution of £40,000 to London LGBT Community Pride C.I.C in connection with this campaign.

Your Pride 50p coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated finish and will be protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging, ready to preserve for generations to come.

Queen’s Remarkable Reign Celebrated on Coins!

2022 has already seen some incredible new issues to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne, including the sell-out Platinum Jubilee 50p and £5 coins.

And today, The Royal Mint have announced a brand new £5 coin series, aptly titled: The Queen’s Reign.

The Queen’s Reign 3-Coin Series

The Queen's Reign £5 Coin Series
The Queen’s Reign £5 Coin Series

The first of the 3 coins – Honours & Investitures – has just been released, and is available now for JUST £10.99 in superior collector quality >>

They are the first UK coins ever to include the Queen’s signature – uniting each coin in the collection.

The Queen's Reign: Honours and Investitures £5 Coin
The Queen’s Reign: Honours and Investitures £5 Coin

Click here to order the first coin in the Queen’s Reign series >>

The design pays tribute to the honours and awards the Queen has bestowed on individuals for their service, with a design featuring a range of medals including the George Cross, Victoria Cross and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

The Queen's Reign: Charity and Patronage £5 Coin
The Queen’s Reign: Charity and Patronage £5 Coin

Collectors won’t have long to wait to get their hands on the second coin in the series, which is expected to be released in July, and highlights her patronage and support of charities. Pre-order your 2022 UK The Queen’s Reign: Charity & Patronage £5 today for JUST £10.99 (+p&p) here >>

The Queen's Reign: The Commonwealth £5 Coin
The Queen’s Reign: The Commonwealth £5 Coin

You can also pre-order the third and final coin in the series by clicking here, before it’s released in August. Pictured above, the intricate design of the 2022 UK The Queen’s Reign: The Commonwealth £5 coin commemorates her service to the Commonwealth Nations.

The Queen on Coins!

The 1953 Coronation Crown
The 1953 Coronation Crown

Since the very first Coronation Crown in 1953, milestone moments in Her Majesty’s life have been celebrated on 20 coins, including the 1993 Coronation Crown, the 2012 Diamond Jubilee £5 and the Platinum Jubilee 50p – the UK’s first ever Royal 50p – to name a few of my favourites!

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

As many will know, the Platinum Jubilee weekend (2nd to 5th June) is nearly here, and a whole host of celebrations have been organised especially for it. This includes the coveted Platinum Party at the Palace, where a range of exciting performances will take place, broadcasted on the 4th June across BBC channels.

To commemorate the 70-year milestone, a range of Platinum Jubilee coins have also been issued – explore the Platinum Jubilee range here >>

Own the first coin in the Queen’s Reign £5 Series

Click here to get your hands on the remarkable coins in this new series >>

The Queen's Reign: Honours and Investitures £5 Coin
The Queen’s Reign: Honours and Investitures £5 Coin

2021 Change Checker Awards NOW OPEN!

We’re delighted to announce the 2021 Change Checker Awards in association with All About Coins, where we’ll be celebrating the very best of the change collecting world from 2021!

We’re looking for the 2021 Change Checker of the Year and the 2021 Junior Change Checker of the year and we need your help!

Do you know somebody who deserves to be crowned ‘Change Checker of the year’? If so, we’d love to hear why.

Has someone you know completed an epic collection? Do you know somebody who’s gone above and beyond to help other Change Checkers complete their collections? Or have you been introduced to the world of change collecting by another Change Checker?

If you know someone who has been the perfect Change Checker, we want to hear from you.

*** UPDATE ***

Submissions for Change Checker and Junior Change Checker of the Year have now closed.

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All entries will be judged by our panel and the results announced on Monday 13th December. Please see terms and conditions.

The victorious Change Checker and Junior Change Checker of the year will each win an exclusive Change Checker trophy and a bundle of goodies worth more than £50, including a year’s subscription to Coin Collector magazine!

  • Coin Story of the Year 2021 – chosen by our panel.
  • UK Coin Design of the Year 2021 – judged by you.

UK Coin Design of the Year 2021

We’ve been asking you to vote for your favourite 50p, £2, and £5 coin design of the year! The votes are now closed. Stay tuned to find out which Coin Design came out on top on Monday 13th December.


The winners for all Change Checker Award categories will be announced on the 13th December.

Good Luck!


Terms and Conditions

  • The winners will receive an exclusive Change Checker trophy and a bundle of goodies, as well as a year’s subscription to Coin Collector magazine. There is no cash alternative.
  • Participants agree to meet reasonable requests to assist publicity.
  • The Change Checker Awards 2021 are promoted by The Westminster Collection / Change Checker, trading divisions of 288 Group Ltd.
  • Employees of 288 Group and their families are not eligible to enter.
  • The judges’ decision will be final and no explanation, correspondence or discussion will be offered or entered into before or following the judges’ decision.

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