2022 Change Checker Awards – Winners Revealed!

The 2022 Change Checker Awards were opened to celebrate the very best collectors of Queen Elizabeth II coins.

It’s been wonderful to see all your entries – a testament to all the fantastic UK coins we’ve seen issued during Her Late Majesty’s reign. And, of course, your dedication to our beloved hobby!

But our well deserved winners have now been selected…

Change Checker of the Year

Jack Follows – Change Checker of the Year.

Jack Follows has built an incredible collection of Queen Elizabeth II coins, including the now-out-of-circulation round pounds.

We loved his tribute to Her Late Majesty, so a huge congratulations goes to him as he takes the crown as this year’s Change Checker of the Year!

Junior Change Checker of the Year

In another touching tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, Hector Kirk Wiggins, spelt out the royal cypher, EIIR with his impressive coin collection.

A huge congratulations to you Hector as you are this year’s victorious Junior Change Checker.

Hector Kirk Wiggins – Junior Change Checker of the Year

You’ll be taking home a personalized engraved Change Checker trophy, a Complete Change Checker Collecting Kit, a Change Checker Phonoscope, the King Charles III 50p, FA Cup £2, and Peter Rabbit £5 coin and lastly, a set of 9 Trading Cards!

But of course, you’ve also won the all-important Coin Collector Magazine subscription. A huge thanks again to All About Coins for gifting our Change Checker and Junior Change Checker of the Year this fantastic prize.

Runners Up

Finley Dickinson- Junior Change Checker of the Year Runner Up.

From the Music Legends coins, to the definitive set, Finley Dickinson’s collection of Queen Elizabeth II coins is very impressive!

Congratulations Finley, you’re our Junior Change Checker of the Year runner up!

Keep up the great work and we look forward to seeing your collection build even more.

Paul McLeod’s collection of Queen Elizabeth II coins is so large that it nearly fills a whole bed!

It’s fantastic to see some Change Checker Trading Cards in there too!

Congratulations Paul, you’re our Change Checker of the Year runner up.

Paul McLeod – Change Checker of the Year.

A huge congratulations to our winners and runners up! Keep up the great work. Your prizes are on their way to you!


2022 Coin Design of the Year

This year, we asked you to vote for your overall 2022 coin design!

It’s been great to see the coins that you guys have been loving this year but of course, there can only be one winner...

The Pride 50p!

Taking 13.3% of the votes, this circulation 50p is your favourite coin from 2022.

It was issued earlier this year to mark 50 years since the very first Pride march in London.

5 million Pride 50p coins have entered circulation. Have you found it? Let us know in the comments!

Find out more about the Pride 50p here >>

In second spot is the BBC 50p, which saw sell-outs across limited edition presentations within just hours of issues.

And to no surprise, the first 50p to feature King Charles III also comes in the top 3.

This coin has – today – entered circulation! Just 4.9 million coins are out there. Increase your chances of finding it by using our collector map >>


A big thank you once again to AllAboutCoins for supporting us this year and of course a huge congratulations to all of our winners and all the fantastic entries we had this year.

We’d like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support in 2022 and hope that 2023 is a fantastic year of Change Checking for you all!


Never miss a UK coin issue!

60 years of The Rolling Stones on BRAND NEW UK £5 coin!

Celebrating 60 years of iconic rock band The Rolling Stones, The Royal Mint have issued a UK £5 coin!

2022 UK The Rolling Stones £5 coin.
Showing reverse in front with a depiction of 4 band members, with stage lights shining down and 'The Rolling Stones' and '62-22' as inscriptions.
The obverse featured behind shows the fifth portrait of QEII by Jody Clark and the year-date, 2022.
2022 UK The Rolling Stones £5 coin. Get yours here >>

Order your 2022 UK The Rolling Stones £5 here >>

The design sees the band in concert, with their name above them and dates ‘62-‘22 at the bottom, representing the anniversary. You’ll also spot Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

Music Legends £5 coin series

This new issue continues the Music Legends £5 series, which has seen music favourites star on UK coins:

  • Queen
  • Elton John
  • David Bowie
  • The Who

Are these popular coins missing from your collection? Explore the Music Legends range here >>

60 years of incredible tours

The Rolling Stones have played some incredible tours over the last 60 years, with their most recent in 2022!

The Rolling Stones live on tour. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

And, just last year, they became the highest earning live act of 2021, as announced by Rolling Stone magazine. I’d love to know in the comments if you’ve been lucky enough to experience the rock band live!

Order your 2022 UK The Rolling Stones £5 here >>

Huge fanbase

And, with fans all around the world, this coin is sure to be a popular addition to the Music Legends coin series. You can get your hands on one by visiting our shop >>

Their global reach is undeniable, but The Rolling Stones have even made it into space!

November 2018 saw NASA name a rock on Mars after the rock ‘n’ roll band, with Robert Downey Jr. making the announcement at a show.

The Rolling Stones Memorabilia

Although it’s not all space rocks, The Rolling Stones memorabilia is highly sought-after. In 2012, band member Ronnie Wood’s 1955 Fender Stratocaster sold for a whopping $60,800.

Ronnie Wood of The Faces performing at the Cornbury Festival, at Great Tew in Oxfordshire. Source: NME.
Ronnie Wood of The Faces performing at the Cornbury Festival, at Great Tew in Oxfordshire. Source: NME.

Meanwhile, a cardboard cut-out of a guitar, gifted by fellow member Keith Richards, sold for $6,875!

If their cardboard memorabilia can go for nearly $7,000, can you imagine how popular a Rolling Stones UK £5 coin could be?

Secure your 2022 UK The Rolling Stones £5 today by visiting our website >>

Historic Egyptian discovery commemorated on BRAND NEW UK £5 coin!

Marking 100 years since the incredible discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, The Royal Mint have issued a brand-new UK £5!

Laura Clancy’s striking portrait of Tutankhamun’s gold mask is spectacular on this highly detailed coin, complete with his royal headdress.

Collectors and historians alike are sure to be impressed by this design, as this iconic Egyptian discovery is marked on a UK coin!

Order your BRAND NEW 2022 UK Discovery of Tutankhamun CERTIFIED BU £5 here >>

The Discovery

In 1922, British Egyptologist Howard Carter dared to explore a neglected stairway within the Valley of the Kings. And, as the world would later learn, one of his biggest discoveries lay at the bottom. Can you just imagine the excitement Carter and his team felt at the time?

The burial chamber of Tutankhamun had been untouched for over 3000 years, until the door was opened in February 1923. Ever since this historic discovery, the world has been intrigued by artefacts found in the tomb.

So, I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s only fitting that this Egyptian discovery is marked on a UK £5 coin by The Royal Mint!

Order your BRAND NEW 2022 UK Discovery of Tutankhamun CERTIFIED BU £5 here >>

Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Portrait

The 2022 UK Tutankhamun £5 is one of the last UK coins featuring Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait. Find out more what happens to UK coinage now on our blog >>

As demand for coins with Her Majesty’s portrait has surged since the news of her passing, I’m anticipating this coin to be highly sought-after.

So, make sure you secure your 2022 UK Discovery of Tutankhamun CERTIFIED BU £5 today by heading to our Change Checker shop!

Order your BRAND NEW 2022 UK Discovery of Tutankhamun CERTIFIED BU £5 here >>