Change Checker LIVE 50p Swap! Join us at Duxford Summer Air Show

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’re bringing our Change Checker Live 50p Swap to Duxford for their D-Day 80 Summer Air Show!

Join us on Saturday 1st June and Sunday 2nd June at the Imperial War Museum Duxford, where we’ll be giving collectors the chance to swap ANY UK 50p coin for the brand new 2024 UK D-Day 50p.

The 2024 UK D-Day 50p has been issued to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings, and the design was created in collaboration with Imperial War Museums – so it’s only fitting that we take it along to swap at the special D-Day 80 Duxford Summer Air Show!

Our Brilliant Uncirculated UK 50ps usually retail for £5.99 plus postage, so this is a chance to get your hands on one in superior collector quality for just face value!

Duxford Air Show

Since the inaugural Duxford Air Day in 1973, IVM Duxford has hosted countless spectacular air shows, inviting attendees to see the world’s aviation legends first-hand and immerse themselves in Duxford’s rich history. 

Last year, nearly 34,000 people attended Duxford’s Battle of Britain Air Show as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, and with 2024 marking 80 years since D-Day, a huge turnout is expected again this year!

Duxford Air Show Flightline 2013
Credit: Alan Wilson, via Wikimedia Commons

FAQs

How do I buy tickets to the event?
You can buy tickets on the IVM website here >>

How do I get there?
Visitor travel details can be found on the IVM Duxford website here >>

Where can I find you at the event?
Once our exact position has been confirmed, we’ll update this blog and post an update on social media once we’re all set up.

How many coins can I swap?
Such is the popularity of our Live Coin Swaps, and to ensure it’s fair for everybody, we’re limiting the number of swaps to strictly 1 per person.

Can I reserve a coin before I arrive?
To ensure a fair swap event for everyone, we do not offer reservations of coins. It is a strictly first come first served basis.


Can’t make it?

If you can’t make it to our swap at Duxford Air Show, don’t worry! You can still add the 2024 UK D-Day 50p to your collection in superior collection quality.

Secure your 2024 UK D-Day 50p for just £5.99 (+p&p) >>

Change Checker LIVE 50p Swap is coming to Essex…

We’re extremely excited to announce that we’re bringing our Change Checker Live 50p Swap to Essex!

Join us on Saturday 13th April from 9am – 9pm in Lakeside Shopping Centre where we’ll be giving collectors the chance to swap ANY UK 50p coin for a brand new Brilliant Uncirculated UK 50p.

Usually, collectors only get the chance to swap their coins for one new coin design at our live swap events, however this time is a bit different…

We’re pitting two extremely popular 50p series against each other and giving you the choice of either a Star Wars™ OR Harry Potter 50p!

Our Brilliant Uncirculated UK 50ps usually retail for £5.99, so this is a chance to get your hands on one in superior collector quality for just face value!

We’ll be taking 1,000 50ps with us to swap on the day – half made from a mix of Star Wars™ 50ps and the other half a mix of Harry Potter 50ps – but which series will prove most popular?

Which 50p would you chose?

We’ve had quite a debate at Change Checker HQ about which coin series is the best, and we’d love to know what you think! Would you choose a Harry Potter 50p or a Star Wars™ 50p?

Make sure to cast your vote below to settle the argument once and for all!

Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex

Lakeside Shopping Centre is a large shopping centre located in West Thurrock, Essex, just beyond the eastern boundary of Greater London. The shopping centre, in addition to the surrounding retail parks, forms one of the largest shopping areas in a single location within Europe!

The centre has over 250 shops, 50 cafes and restaurants, and a 26-acre lake. Approximately 500,000 people visit Lakeside every week.

Lakeside Shopping Centre East Entrance
Lakeside Shopping Centre East Entrance
Credit: Sunil060902, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

FAQs

Where can I find you in Lakeside Shopping Centre?
We’ll be located on the ground floor (level 1) outside The Fragrance Shop, see map below.

How many coins can I swap?
Such is the popularity of our Live Coin Swaps, and to ensure it’s fair for everybody, we’re limiting the number of swaps to strictly 1 swap per person.

Can I reserve a coin before I arrive?
To ensure a fair swap event for everyone, we do not offer reservations of coins. It is a strictly first come first served basis.

How do I get there?
You can find information on how to get to Lakeside Shopping Centre here >>


Can’t make it?

Whilst we hope to see you at our Live Swap, if you’re unable to come along, you can still secure these coins for your collection in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.

Shop the UK Star Wars™ 50p Range >>

Shop the UK Harry Potter 50p Range >>

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) >>