The second coin in The Royal Mint’s Music Legends £5 series has just been released, and this £5 is sure to make you feel the love…

For the first time ever, Elton John features on a brand new UK £5 coin!

2020 UK Elton John £5

I’m Still Standing

Demonstrating a remarkable musical talent at a very young age, Elton John’s underlying musicality and passion for rock ‘n’ roll drove him to breakthrough. From playing in pubs to becoming a global sensation, Elton is a superstar who has been delighting fans for more than half a century!

Elton John in Concert

Since his very first self-titled album in 1970, Elton John has sold in excess of 300 million records worldwide.

Some of his chart-topping hits include, ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight?’, ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, ‘Candle in the Wind’, and ‘I’m Still Standing’.

He also found success on Broadway, composing for Billy Elliot (2008), which went on to win 10 Tony Awards.

As recognition of his contribution to music, Sir Elton John was knighted in 1998.

2020 UK Elton John £5

To celebrate this true music legend, a brand new Elton John £5 has just been released by The Royal Mint.

2020 UK Elton John Brilliant Uncirculated £5

The reverse design of this £5 coin, by Bradley Morgan Johnson represents Elton John’s I’m Still Standing era. Speaking of the design, Johnson said, “I’m Still Standing was one of [his] favourite childhood pop tracks” and you can definitely see the influence this song has on the design of this coin.

My favourite feature of this coin design, is that Sir Elton John himself approved it. By owning this coin, you really are in possession of some huge music legend memorabilia.

2020 Queen £5 Coin

The very first £5 coin in the Music Legends series was released earlier this year, celebrating one of Britain’s most iconic and influential bands ever, Queen.

2020 UK Queen Brilliant Uncirculated £5

Formed in London, 1970, Queen instantly rocked the nation and became a British icon, creating unique and timeless songs which are still loved to this day.

As of 2005, Queen’s albums have spent the equivalent of 26 years in the UK Album Charts! (According to the Guinness Book of World Records).

The design of this £5 coin by Chris Facey, showcases the iconic instruments of all four founder members of the band: Brian May’s Red Special guitar, John Deacon’s Fender Precision Bass™, Roger Taylor’s Ludwig™ bass drum, and Freddy Mercury’s Bechstein™ grand piano.

Band members Brian May and Roger Taylor have officially approved the design of this coin and alongside the fact that this coin is full of numismatic firsts, this coin has already proved incredibly popular with collectors:

  • The first-time ever Queen have featured on a coin worldwide
  • The first-time ever a British band has been celebrated on UK coinage
  • The first coin to be issued in the new series celebrating British Music Legends.

If you would like to add the 2020 UK Queen £5 in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, then click here!

I’m sure you’re just as excited as we are by this brand new £5 coin and the continuation of the Music Legends £5 Series. Who do you think will appear on the next coin in the series? Let us know in the comments!


Secure the brand new Elton John £5 today!

As you would expect with a coin this exciting, your brand new UK £5 has been struck to superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality and protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging to preserve its quality forever.

2020 UK Elton John CERTIFIED BU £5

Add this coin celebrating one of the UK’s most iconic Music Legends to your collection right now by clicking here.

I don’t know about you but here at Change Checker, we’ve been getting creative in our spare time recently.

We’ve loved creating designs and patterns from our coin collections, seeing Change Checkers design their own 50p coins for our Key Worker Heroes and creating their own A-Z 10p designs too!

But our latest creative activity, has involved partnering up with Half Asleep Chris to design the very first Change Checker Colouring Sheets.

Change Checker Colouring Sheets

The Change Checker Colouring Sheets feature some of the most popular coins as a template that you can download, for you to colour in at home!

Once you’ve completed your colouring sheets, send us a photo of them by commenting on this Facebook post, or by emailing info@changechecker.org for the chance to see your design feature in our July Newsletter!

To get involved, just follow these simple steps:

Change-Checker Colouring SheetsDownload

Entries close 24th July. We can’t wait to see how you all colour in your coins!

Happy colouring!


If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:

– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

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It’s time to get creative as we challenge Junior Change Checkers to design their very own A-Z 10p!

In 2018, the surprise release of 26 commemorative 10p coins celebrating the A-Z of Great Britain caused quite the stir in the collecting world and have since kick started a nation wide coin hunt!

These sought-after coins have proved incredibly tricky to hunt down, but have certainly caught the imagination of the British public with their unique designs.

And so now we’re calling all our Change Checker Juniors to have a go at designing their very own A-Z 10p.

We’ll be turning the TOP 5 designs into virtual 10p coin animations, so stay tuned to see if your design is selected!

If you’d like to get involved, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:

1. Download this PDF and print it out.

2. Create your A-Z 10p design and fill in the details on the page. You can take inspiration from the UK 10ps listed on our web app!

3. Photograph your design.

4. Post a photo of your design in the comments on this Facebook post [link]

The TOP 5 designs will be brought to life in an animation and featured in a Change Checker video, which will be available to watch on the 13th June.

Entries close at 9am on Tuesday 9th June, so don’t delay!

Best of luck and happy designing!


If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:

– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

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Sign up today at: www.changechecker.org/app