70 Years of our Queen! All you need to know about the events and initiatives marking the Platinum Jubilee in 2022…

On this day in 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, acceded the throne, making her only the eighth Queen to rule England, Scotland and then later, the United Kingdom.

Now, 70 years on, our Queen is marking her Platinum Jubilee – the only British monarch in history to do so! Her Majesty has been a constant during an ever-changing Britain over the last 70 years, and it’s fantastic that her achievements are being celebrated all throughout 2022!

At Change Checker HQ, we’ve been celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with the issue of the UK’s FIRST Royal 50p!

2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p – issued as part of the Annual Coin Set.

This 50p was first issued as part of the Annual Coin Set, with a reverse design by London Based Design Agency, Osborne Ross, and the fifth portrait of Her Majesty by Jody Clark on the obverse.

Excitingly this brand new 50p has been confirmed to enter circulation on the 7th February! With an initial 1.3 million being circulated from Post Offices on this date, The Royal Mint have confirmed that a maximum of 5,000,070 could be issued based on demand!

And, there’s even a very special collector quality version of this coin too, featuring an obverse design of Her Majesty on horseback, which is a first for the UK 50p!

Designed by John Bergdahl, this 50p’s obverse design pays homage to the original 1953 Coronation Crown, the first to show Queen Elizabeth II on horseback.

If you’re yet to secure this coin for your collection, you can do so in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, for JUST £4.99 (+p&p). Simply click here >>

And to continue our celebrations, Change Checker are also back on tour, with this brand new coin! On the road to the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June, we’re going to giving YOU the chance to swap any 50p for this brand new Platinum Jubilee 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality!

Starting our tour in Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford, on the 24th February, we’ll be bringing 1,952 coins with us for you to swap, in tribute to Her Majesty’s coronation year.

To find out all the details, click here >>

But there’s lots of fun events and activities happening all up and down the country in the run up to the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June.

Including:

  • The Queen’s Green Canopy, a unique tree planting initiative, which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
  • The Platinum Jubilee Pudding Competition, where the public are invited to create their own Jubilee pudding, with the winning pud being part of Her Majesty’s celebrations!
  • The Queen’s Birthday Parade or otherwise known as Trooping the Colour, where over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June. 
  • Over 1,500 Platinum Jubilee Beacons will also be lit to mark the Platinum Jubilee, throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.
  • The Platinum Party at the Palace will be staged and broadcasted by the BBC on Saturday 4th June, featuring some of the world’s biggest entertainment starts.
  • On Sunday 5th June, streets up and the country can take part in the Big Jubilee lunch, which encourages communities to celebrate their connections!
  • And of course, we’ve also been treated to an extended Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th of June!

This is just a small handful of the fun activities and initiatives that will be celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. How will you be celebrating? Let us know in the comments below!

Secure the brand new 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p for your collection!

Your 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

An absolute must-have for collectors, order today to own the UK’s FIRST ROYAL 50p, including the special obverse design!

Click here to secure yours for just £4.99 (+p&p) >>

Change Checker LIVE Events are BACK! The Road to the Platinum Jubilee…

In celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, we’ve seen some incredible coin issues mark the occasion.

We even recently heard the very exciting news that an initial 1.3 million Platinum Jubilee 50p coins will enter circulation in the UK on the 7th of February!

To continue the celebrations, Change Checker has been taking the Platinum Jubilee 50p, with that very special obverse, on a tour of the UK.

We’re delighted to announce we’re heading to Newcastle AND Glasgow on our next stop of our tour!

Join us on Thursday 5th May from 9am – 9pm at the Metrocentre in Newcastle and Saturday 7th May from 9am – 6pm at Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow. We’re giving collectors the chance to swap ANY UK 50p coin for the coin of a lifetime, in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

This version of the Platinum Jubilee 50p won’t be entering circulation, so it’s a great chance to get your hands on it in superior quality for just face value!

We’ll be taking 1,952 coins with us to swap on the day, in tribute to Her Majesty’s Coronation anniversary! Swaps will be limited to one per person whilst stocks last and it will be a strict first come first served basis.

We’ve already visited Oxford and Sheffield on our tour of the UK and there will be other occasions and locations for you to swap your coins, on the countdown to the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June!

Metrocentre, Newcastle

Metrocentre, Newcastle. Site map.

On Thursday 5th May you can find us on the lower level of the Metrocentre, just outside Timpson and Market Cross Jewellers, as highlighted by the pink arrow above.

Inside Metrocentre

Metrocentre is located just off the A1, following signs for Newcastle and Gateshead. If travelling via car, you can use the Sat Nav reference: NE11 9YG to guide you.

The centre is also on the national rail network and has its own train station.

Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow

On Saturday 7th May you can find us on the ground floor of Buchanan Galleries in the North Atrium. We’ll be located just outside John Lewis, as highlighted above with a pink dot.

Buchanan Galleries is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, on the corner of Buchanan Street and Sauchiehall Street.

If you’re joining us by car, use G2 3NW as your destination and enter the car park from either Killermont Street or Cathedral Street.

Being in the city centre, it’s very handy to reach via public transport. Buchanan Galleries is located next to Queen Street train station, Buchanan Street subway station and Buchanan bus station. Glasgow Central train station is also just 5 minutes’ walk away.


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FAQs

Can I swap more than one coin?

Such is the popularity of our Live Coin Swaps and to ensure that it is fair for everybody, we’ll be limiting the number of swaps to strictly 1 swap per person.

Can I reserve a coin before I arrive?

To ensure it is a fair swap event for everyone, we do not offer reservations of coins. It is a strictly first come first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Secure the 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality!

2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p

Whilst we hope you’re excited to swap your 50p coin for the brand new Platinum Jubilee 50p at one of our live swap events, if you want to ensure this coin is guaranteed for your collection, you can do so for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) >>

Be sure you don’t miss out!

2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p – ENTERING CIRCULATION!

In celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, The Royal Mint issued the UK’s FIRST Royal 50p, as part of their Annual Coin Set.

The stunning design, by Osborne Ross, sees the number 70 take centre stage, with the Royal Cypher and dates of Queen Elizabeth II‘s reign also featuring. The fifth portrait of Her Majesty features on the obverse, by Jody Clark.

Issued initially in collector quality, it’s proven incredibly popular with collectors, with thousands racing to add the 2022 UK Annual Set to their collections, to get their hands on this very special issue.

But Change Checker is delighted to announce that 1.3 million 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p coins will be entering circulation.

It has been confirmed that the coins will be released into circulation by Post Offices on the 7th February, so now is the time to get checking your change for this brand new coin!

Excitingly, if no more are struck, it will make this 50p the second RAREST 50p in circulation, with the 2018 Peter Rabbit Rabbit and 2018 Flopsy Bunny 50ps being bumped to joint third spot, with a mintage of 1.4 million each (excluding the Olympic 50p coins).

Be sure to take a photo of your 2022 UK Platinum Jubilee 50p when you find it in your change and tag us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Or you can even use the hashtag #ChangeCheckerJubilee50p so that we can find your photos there!

The 1977 Diamond Jubilee Crown

The last time a Jubilee coin entered circulation, it was met with HUGE collector interest.

In 1977, Her Majesty celebrated 25 years on the throne – her Silver Jubilee and the first of her reign. The Royal Mint issued this commemorative crown.

1977 Diamond Jubilee. Credit: Numista

The coin’s reverse design is focused upon the Coronation theme and features the Ampulla and anointing spoon from the Royal regalia surrounded by a heraldic floral pattern and the Crown.

The coin’s obverse takes inspiration from the 1953 Coronation Crown, showing a newly designed image of the Queen on horseback.

Unusually, this coin does not feature an edge inscription or date on its reverse, making it the only crown of its kind at the time of issue. It was also one of the last crowns to be issued with a face value of 25 pence (commemorative crowns issued after 1990 have a face value of £5), which makes it continually sought-after among collectors!

Roughly 37 million coins were produced at that time, and thousands were gifted to children across the UK as a memento of the occasion.


We’re so excited that Her Majesty’s 70 years of service on the throne is also being celebrated by the issue of a brand new 50p into circulation!

I’m sure demand for the new issue will be high as collectors rush to secure one for their 50p collection.

Will you be searching for the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p in your change? Let us know in the comments below!

Secure the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p with special obverse design!

Whilst Change Checkers will be delighted to hear that the version of the Platinum Jubilee 50p in the Annual Coin Set will also be entering circulation, serious collectors will want to ensure they get their hands on THIS extremely special version, which you won’t find in your change.

Within just TWO hours of release, The Royal Mint saw sell-outs of key specifications and THOUSANDS of you were queuing up to get your hands on this brand new coin.

Be sure you don’t miss out! Click here to secure yours in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £4.99 (+p&p) >>