Posts Tagged ‘Coin collection’

Britain’s longest reigning Monarch celebrates another historic milestone

This year, Her Majesty the Queen will celebrate her 65th Coronation anniversary, becoming the first British monarch to do so.

In this blog, we look back over her remarkable reign and celebrate some of the highlights of the last 65 years…

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To mark this historic occasion, The Royal Mint has just released a Brand New UK £5 coin in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

This beautiful design by Stephen Taylor features the Royal Standard, crowned with Her Majesty The Queen’s royal cypher and represents the Sovereign and the United Kingdom.

Commemorate this special moment in British history by securing your £5 coin today >>

We’re giving away 500 Early Strike A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins!

Have you joined the hunt for the A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins?

Fantastic news! We’re helping Change Checkers to get their hands on these highly collectable coins by running an incredible prize give away!

Enter now by registering for a free Change Checker account.

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We’re giving away 500 Early Strike A-z of Great Britain 10p coins. 

10 lucky Change Checkers will receive the complete set of 26 ‘Early Strike’ A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins, as well as the official collector’s pack, including Change Checker Presentation Album and pages and an additional exclusive Collector’s Medal to complete your collection.

But we haven’t stopped there! There are also 240 individual coins in a selection of A-Z designs, ready to give away to runners up – the perfect way to kick start your collection!

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Since their release in March, the 26 coins designed to represent famous British icons have had people up and down the country checking their change to find every design from A-Z.

However, due to their popularity, many Change Checkers have claimed to be struggling to come across them. If you think back to the popularity of the Olympic 50ps in 2012, you’ll understand how collectable these coins can be and why they are so highly sought after.

This is your chance to get ahead of the crowd and secure your complete set in ‘Early Strike’ Brilliant Uncirculated condition, taken from the first production coins struck by the Mint whilst the dies are in their very best condition.

To be entered into the Change Checker A-Z 10p give away, simply register for a FREE account with us.

If you’re already a registered Change Checker, then we’ll automatically include you in the draw for the chance to win the highly sought after complete set of 26 ‘Early Strike’ A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins or one of 240 individual A-Z 10p coins.

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Full Terms and Conditions can be found below.

 

We’ll be selecting the lucky winners on Friday 27th April. Good luck!

 


Terms & Conditions

1. All registered members of changechecker.org at midnight on 26th April 2018 will be automatically entered into the prize draw. No purchase is necessary to register.
2. The draw will take place on 27th April 2018 and the winner will be notified on that day by email to their registered changechecker.org email address.
3. 10 winners will receive the complete set of 26 ‘Early Strike’ A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins, as well as the official collector pack. 240 runners up will receive one A-Z 10p coin. There is no cash alternative.
4. Participants agree to meet reasonable requests to assist publicity.
5. The prize draw is promoted by The Westminster Collection / Change Checker, trading divisions of 288 Group Ltd.
6. Employees of 288 Group and their families are not eligible to enter.

The truly unique ‘Bronze 20p’ error coin

ENTRIES TO THE ‘BRONZE 20P’ DRAW ARE NOW CLOSED

We love to hear when Change Checkers make a great coin discovery. We’re often contacted about mis-strikes which are interesting oddities but what really excites us are ‘error’ coins.

Genuine ‘error’ coins, especially those verified by The Royal Mint, are VERY rare and finding one is a goal for many change collectors.

So imagine our excitement when somebody contacted us after finding one of the rarest ‘error’ coins yet!

The ‘Bronze 20p’

Earlier this year, we were contacted by a collector named David Crosier who informed us he’d found a very rare ‘error’ coin.

A collector for over 50 years, David told us how he’d often look out for mis-strikes and ‘mules’ but there was something special about this particular coin. Initially he presumed the coin was plated but decided to send it to The Royal Mint to be certain.

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The ‘Bronze 20p’ flanked by a 20p and 1p coin from the same year

After examination by x-ray fluorescence spectrometry, the coin was confirmed by The Royal Mint as an extremely sought-after minting ‘error’.

Somehow a 1p ‘blank’ found its way into the presses and a 20p was accidentally struck onto it.

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The ‘Bronze 20p’ is significantly thinner than he standard 20p coin

Errors like this are extremely rare, in fact so rare we’ve never heard of another ‘Bronze 20p’, but The Royal Mint verified the authenticity of the coin with a letter and so here at Change Checker we knew this was an opportunity not to be missed.

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Chris Barker, Assistant Curator for The Royal Mint Museum, confirmed the ‘Bronze 20p’ as a genuine ‘error’ coin

Now the great news… we want to give away the amazing ‘Bronze 20p’ to one lucky Change Checker!

And what’s more, you won’t just win the ‘Bronze 20p’, the coin is set in a specially designed presentation box alongside a Brilliant Uncirculated 1p and a Brilliant Uncirculated 20p coin from the same year, beautifully highlighting the minting error.

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The ‘Bronze 20p’ is housed in a specially designed presentation box alongside a Brilliant Uncirculated 20p and 1p coin from the same year.

Your chance to win the coin

We’ll be selecting a lucky Change Checker to win this coin.  If you’re already registered then we’ll automatically include you in the draw.

To register your free account, all you need to do is enter your email address and choose a password.

ENTRIES FOR THE ‘BRONZE 20P’ DRAW ARE NOW CLOSED

Full Terms and Conditions can be found below.

Good luck!


Terms & Conditions

  1. All registered members of changechecker.org at midnight on 7th December 2017 will be automatically entered into the prize draw. No purchase is necessary to register.
  2. The draw will take place on 11th December 2017 and the winner will be notified on that day by email to their registered changechecker.org email address.
  3. The winner will receive the “Bronze 20p”. There is no cash alternative.
  4. Participants agree to meet reasonable requests to assist publicity.
  5. The prize draw is promoted by The Westminster Collection / Change Checker, trading divisions of 288 Group Ltd.
  6. Employees of 288 Group and their families are not eligible to enter.