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!


Secure the Isle of Man TT Races £2 Coin Pair for your collection!

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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First look: 2021 Royal Mint Annual Coins Design Reveal!

As we celebrate the arrival of the New Year, at Change Checker HQ we’re also celebrating the arrival of new coins – The 2021 Annual Coins!

We can’t wait to reveal to you the new 2021 coin designs and I’m sure you’ll agree that there are some really fantastic coins to look forward to.

So let’s kick off the year with the coins we’ve all been waiting for, the 2021 Annual Set…

Decimal Day 50p

2021 Decimal Day 50p available within the 2021 Annual Coin Set

This year marks the 50th anniversary since Decimal Day on the 15th February 1971 and to celebrate the biggest change our UK coinage has ever seen, a brand new 50p has been issued.

In commemoration of the anniversary, this brand new 50p, designed by Dominique Evans, features the original Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, which featured on the very first 50p back in 1969.

The 50p has become the most-collected and best-loved decimal coin since its introduction and given the significance of this anniversary, I’m sure this 50p will prove very popular with collectors.

John Logie Baird 50p

2021 John Logie Baird 50p available within the 2021 Annual Coin Set

It’s hard to imagine life without television but back in the 1920s, it was a complete unknown.

That was until John Logie Baird successfully produced televised objects in outline in 1924, transmitted recognizable human faces in 1925, and demonstrated the televising of moving objects in 1926. This was the very first-time that television had become a reality and it shaped the world that we live in today.

This brand new 50p, designed by Osborne Ross, celebrates the life and works of this remarkable British inventor, electrical engineer, and innovator.

H. G. Wells £2

2021 H. G. Wells £2 available within the 2021 Annual Coin Set

Herbert George Wells was an English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian best known for his science fiction novels The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds.

In the year marking the 75th anniversary of his death, this brand new £2 coin has been issued, feature a design which pays a fitting tribute to his famous novels, with a depiction of the Invisible Man and a Martian encircled by clock numerals.

The inscription also reads one of his famous quotes, “GOOD BOOKS ARE THE WAREHOUSES OF IDEAS”. We love Chris Costello’s design and we hope you do too!

Sir Walter Scott £2

2021 Sir Walter Scott £2 available within the 2021 Annual Coin Set

2021 commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of novelist, historian, and poet, Sir Walter Scott.

He is considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel.

The coin, designed by Stephen Raw, features the text: “SIR WALTER SCOTT NOVELIST HISTORIAN POET” encircled by the inscription “250TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH” and the year date.

Excitingly, this coin also features the edge inscription, “THE WILL TO DO, THE SOUL TO DARE”, a quote from his epic poem, ‘Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field’.

Queens Elizabeth II 95th Birthday £5

2021 Queen Elizabeth II 95th Birthday £5 available within the 2021 Annual Coin Set.

This year, our Queen will celebrate her 95th birthday and to celebrate, The Royal Mint has issued this £5 coin.

The coin features a design by Timothy Noad, of the Royal Cypher and the inscription “MY HEART AND MY DEVOTION” alongside the date of the Queen’s birth and the year 2021.

In 2016, a £5 coin was issued to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday and it proved incredibly popular with collectors, as she became the first British monarch to reach their 90th birthday. As she reaches another significant milestone, I’m sure this celebratory coin will prove just as, if not more popular!


The announcement of the new annual coins is always an exciting moment for Change Checkers, particularly when the anniversaries are as significant as these.

Do you have a favourite coin from the set? Let us know in the comments below!


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Say Cheese! The much anticipated Wallace and Gromit 50p has just been released!

The eccentric inventor and his trusted canine friend have made their way back from the moon and onto a UK 50p to celebrate 30 years since their debut film, A Grand Day Out.

After weeks of anticipation, The Royal Mint has now released the first ever Wallace and Gromit 50p to celebrate 30 cracking years of the British Comedy duo.

Originally a small concept in Nick Park’s student sketchbook, Wallace and Gromit have become instantly recognisable stars of the silver screen!

The pair now feature in 4 stop-motion animation short films: A Grand Day Out (1989), The Wrong Trousers (1993), A Close Shave (1995), A matter of Loaf a Death (2008) and the full-length feature film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, released in 2005.

An Original Nick Park Design

Excitingly, the reverse of this new 50p has been designed by none other than Nick Park himself!

The original artist behind the popular animation characters, Nick’s artwork has created a truly authentic design for the coin which is certain to be a hit with fans and collectors alike.

Featuring Wallace and Gromit peering out of the spaceship they took to the moon, fans will certainly resonate with this adaptation of the famous film scene.

What’s more, the initials ‘NP’ have been struck onto the design to confirm the design by Nick Park.

BU, Silver & Gold!

As of today the FIRST EVER Wallace and Gromit UK 50p has officially taken off!

The new coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated quality in both Official Change Checker packaging and Royal Mint packaging.

A Silver Proof version of the coin has also been issued, featuring selected colour printing to really bring the design to life. Just 25,000 Silver Proof coins are available and given the popularity of Wallace and Gromit and the sell-out stories we’ve seen with other UK 50p issues this year (like The Gruffalo® 50p), collectors wanting one of these will certainly need to act quickly.

 Excitingly, this 50p has also been issued in a Gold Proof design! Limited to just 630 pieces, this one is a real collector item.

From their first appearance in 1989 to their dedicated following today, Wallace and Gromit have become international cultural icons and a real staple of British-ness! Here at Change Checker we can’t think of a better way to celebrate such an important comedy duo than on a brand new UK coin.


Add the brand new Wallace and Gromit 50p to your collection!

This coin won’t be entering circulation, but has been released as a special commemorative issue.

Click here to secure this brand new UK coin in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality.