The Isle of Man TT is back! Brand new coin collection JUST issued!

The Isle of Man TT (or Tourist Trophy) races have been an annual tradition on the island since the first one in 1907 and attract riders and spectators from around the globe.

The races are coined as one of the most dangerous races in the world, known to motoring enthusiasts as the ‘Ultimate Road Race’.

Isle of Man TT Races 1992, crowd watching as racer comes round the bend.
Isle of Man TT Races 1992. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The races have taken place annually since 1907, only ever cancelled during wartime, the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak and the Covid-19 pandemic.

But this year, the Isle of Man TT races return, with their 101st event!

To celebrate their return after 2 cancelled years, the Isle of Man have issued a collection of brand new coins!

The 2022 Isle of Man TT £2 Coin Pair

The first design features the iconic TT Grandstand which marks the start and end of the race!

The original 1920s wooden Grandstand structure was demolished in 1986 and replaced with a new and improved Grandstand complex, complete with wider lanes, a race communications tower, and seating.

The second £2 coin features a representation of a volunteer TT races marshal waving the chequered flag.

Most TT marshals are volunteers and often motorsports enthusiasts themselves, meaning they can get a little closer to the action, whilst keeping spectators and riders safe.

Previous Isle of Man TT coins have always been a hit with collectors and excitingly 15,000 of each will be released into circulation on the island.

However, with such small mintages compared to their UK counterparts and the fact that they are not legal tender in the UK, you’d have to be incredibly lucky to find one in your change…

Your Isle of Man TT £2 Coin Pair has been struck to a Superior Brilliant Uncirculated condition and carefully encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging.

We only have a small initial allocation, so now’s the time to join the race to secure your Isle of Man TT £2 coins, whilst stocks last!

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The 2022 Isle of Man TT Crown Coin

As the excitement builds for the return of the races this year, the Isle of Man have also released a NEW Crown Coin in celebration of the event!

The design features the official TT logo with the outline of the iconic TT race route map, surrounded by a laurel wreath, signifying victory, against a checkered flag background.

What’s more, due to the complexity of the design, this coin features a frosted Brilliant Uncirculated finish to highlight the exquisite detail.

As with the £2 coins, we only have a small initial allocation, so you’ll have to pip the thousands of interested collectors to the post to secure yours.

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Isle of Man TT numismatic history

Since the first Isle of Man TT coins were issued in 1981, they have proved incredibly popular amongst collectors and motoring enthusiasts alike, with some selling for over £700 on eBay!

The first Isle of Man TT coin was a 50p which featured famous motorcyclist Joey Dunlop and only 5,000 coins of this design were struck.

Were you lucky enough to find this in your change on the Isle of Man? Let us know in the comments below!

A new TT 50p has been released most years since 1981 by the Isle of Man, however commemorative £2, £5 and Crown coins have also been issued to mark the event, which just goes to show how important and incredibly popular the TT races are.

1981 Joey Dunlop Isle of Man TT 50p
1981 Joey Dunlop Isle of Man TT 50P. Credit: eBay
2018 Mike Hailwood Isle of Man TT £2 Coins
2018 Mike Hailwood Isle of Man TT £2 Coins

These coins were issued in 2018 to celebrate racing legend Mike Hailwood’s 60th year since his first TT race and 40th year since his triumphant return.

Just 3,000 of each coin entered circulation on the Isle of Man and we saw unprecedented demand from collectors looking to add the coins to their British Isles collection.

In 2019, the Isle of Man released two £2 coins marking 112 years since the first TT race in 1907.

The reverse designs feature legendary rider, Steve Hislop, racing the Tourist Trophy track.

Steve ‘Hizzy’ Hislop is an 11 time winner of the notorious Tourist Trophy races. His extraordinary racing career has cemented him as a hero of the TT mountain circuit.

2019 Steve Hislop Isle of Man TT £2 Coins
2019 Steve Hislop Isle of Man TT £2 Coins

Another famous race that takes place annually on the island, this time for cars, is the Rally Isle of Man.

The Rally Isle of Man – previously known as The Manx Trophy Rally – was first held in 1963 and became a well known event in the British Open Rally Championship.

In 1998, the Isle of Man released the Isle of Man Car Circulation £2 coin featuring three old-style race cars on the track. There are now less than 50 of these remaining, secure yours HERE!


Do you have any Isle of Man TT races coins in your collection? Let us know in the comments below!


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The 2022 UK Annual Coins are HERE!

Each year, collectors eagerly anticipate the arrival of the The Royal Mint’s Annual Set.

These coins commemorate some of the key anniversaries of the year ahead and it means we get treated to FIVE brand new coin designs!

With some momentous anniversaries coming up this year, the issues in the 2022 Annual Set are some of the MOST poignant yet.

So, let’s kick off the year with the coins we’ve all been waiting for, the 2022 Annual Set.

Platinum Jubilee 50p

Kicking things off with a UK FIRST, is the brand new 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p.

2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch, with an incredible 70 years of service to the crown.

In tribute to this record-breaking achievement, The Royal Mint have issued the UK’s very first royal 50p!

Designed by Osborne Ross, the coin features a slick reverse design that shows the number 70, the royal cypher and the years that span her reign so far.

Her Majesty’s fifth portrait, by Jody Clark, also features on the obverse of this coin.

What an incredible anniversary for Her Majesty to be celebrating this year and I’m sure you’ll agree that this stunning 50p is a wonderful tribute to her.

The UK’s VERY FIRST Royal 50p will be issued individually in just two days’ time, on the 6th January. This version will feature a special obverse design not found in the Annual Set… Stay tuned to find out more!

Commonwealth Games 50p

The Commonwealth Games was first held in 1930 and with the exception of wartime (1942 and 1946) has taken place every four years since then!

2022 UK Commonwealth Games 50p

In the entire 92-year history, 2022 marks only the third time that England has played host to the games! So to mark the occasion, The Royal Mint has issued this brand new 50p.

Featuring a design by Royal Mint designer Natasha Preece, this 50p represents the essence of Birmingham 2022 with a striking geometric design.

We think it’s the perfect tribute to Birmingham hosting the games for the very first time and a great way to wish all of the athletes good luck.

Alexander Graham Bell £2

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, and engineer who patented the first practical telephone.

In the 100th anniversary year since his passing, The Royal Mint have issued this brand new £2 coin.

The coin features a design showing the dial of a push-button phone, alongside the words ‘pioneer of the telephone’ inscribed into the buttons.

It’s hard to image a life without our phones, but before Bell’s work, it was a complete unknown.

It was back in 1871 that Bell first started work on his harmonic telegraph, which allowed multiple messages to be transmitted over a wire at the same time.

And in 1876, he made his very first telephone call to Thomas Watson and was then granted his telephone patent.

The design of this coin perfectly celebrates all of Bell’s achievements in making real-time long-distance communication possible.

Dame Vera Lynn £2

In 2020, we received the sad news that Dame Vera Lynn had sadly passed away. The iconic wartime singer was famous for boosting the morale of British troops during WWII.

Coined as the forces sweetheart, her renditions of We’ll Meet Again, The White Cliffs of Dover and I’ll Be Seeing You, became synonyms with wartime.

Dame Vera Lynn played such a key role during wartime that Buckingham Palace sent a private message of condolence to her family.

And in 2022, to commemorate her life and achievements, The Royal Mint commemorates her on a brand new £2 coin.

2022 UK Dame Vera Lynn £2

Designed by The Royal Mint design team, this £2 features a detailed portrait of Dame Vera Lynn as she appeared during the height of her fame.

The popularity of her songs has carried across generations. In 2020, her songs still spoke to the nation with a similar level of emotion as they did in 1940 – a testament to her charm, skill, and beautiful voice.

Platinum Jubilee £5

In this very special anniversary year for Her Majesty, we have been treated to not one but TWO Platinum Jubilee coins.

This £5, designed by John Bergdahl features a stunning reverse design. The royal mantle appears as a surround, as it was used on the coinage of William IV!

Inheriting the throne at the age of just 25, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has remained a national constant as head of state since 6 February 1952.

Since then, the nation has watched her grow from a young queen to the much-loved monarch that she is today.

The dates 1952-2022 feature on the reverse design, in a poignant tribute to her incredible 70 years of service to the crown.


I’m sure you’ll agree that this year’s Annual Coin Set is the most impressive to date.

With some incredible anniversaries and events coming up this year, there’s no doubt these coins will be in high demand with collectors.

Don’t forget, the UK’s VERY FIRST Royal 50p will be issued individually in just two days’ time (6th January) – stay tuned to find out more!


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Each coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality and protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging, housed in a Display Page ready to slot into your Change Checker Album.

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!


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  • 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.
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