Are you ready to discover the mighty beasts of the sea and sky?
The Royal Mint have just revealed a brand new 50p series celebrating Mary Anning and her fossil discoveries on the Jurassic coast.
The first coin in the series has JUST been released and celebrates Mary Anning’s very first ichthyosaur, the Temnodontosaurus.
The ‘cutting tooth lizard’ (as it’s otherwise known) is one of the largest ichthyosaurs to have been discovered by Mary Anning in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
This apex marine predator hunted in the deep ocean millions of years ago, but now this prehistoric beast has been brought to life once more – its likeness captured in exquisite detail on this brand new 50p.
This is first coin in the series to have been issued and you can secure one for your collection in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £4.50 (+p&p). To secure yours in official Change Checker packaging, simply click here >>
What’s more, you can also pre-order the next two coins in the series, ahead of their individual releases later in the year:
- To pre-order the Plesiosaurus 50p for JUST £4.50 (+p&p) ahead of its official release in March, simply click here >>
- to pre-order the Dimorphodon 50p for JUST £4.50 (+p&p) ahead of its official release in April, simply click here >>
The Unsung Hero of Fossil Discovery
Mary Anning is remembered as being one of the greatest fossil hunters and paleontologists to have ever lived.
At the start of her career, she claimed her excavations were merely to explore her ‘curiosities’. Later, she was to discover remains of some of the greatest creatures to have ever swam in our shores and soared in our skies.
Famous in her home town of Lyme Regis, Dorset, Anning’s work left a legacy of fossil hunting, paleontology and science.
Dinosaur fans and historians alike, still flock to the seaside town in their thousands every year to learn more about her discoveries and to try and unearth their very own creatures in the sand and rocks!
This collection follows in the gigantic footsteps of the 2020 Dinosauria 50p series, which brought us the Megalosaurus, Iguanodon, and Hylaeosaurus 50p coins.
These coins were a definite numismatic highlight of 2020, with collectors quickly snapping up these dino-mite coins for their own collections. This was the FIRST-TIME ever that Dinosaurs featured on a UK coin and this year the theme continues with three prehistoric creatures being celebrated on coins.
In 2021, we get up close and personal with the Jurassic giants of the sea and air, with the Mary Anning 50p Collection.
Each coin in the collection has been designed by renowned British palaeo-artist Robert Nicholls with the expert guidance of Sandra Chapman of the Earth Sciences Department of the Natural History Museum.
It’s fair to say that the influence of the designs from the Natural History Museum will certainly make these coins popular with dinosaur fans and collectors alike!
Will you be securing these coins for your collection?
Let us know in the comments which Mary Anning 50p is your favourite from the collection!
Secure the 2021 Temnodontosaurus 50p in Brilliant Uncirculated quality!
You can secure the brand new 2021 UK Temnodontosaurus 50p for your collection in Brilliant Uncirculated quality and in official Change Checker packaging for JUST £4.50 (+p&p) by clicking here >>
You can also get ahead of the crowd and pre-order the next two coins in the series, ahead of their individual releases!
Change Checker is so excited to reveal a brand new set of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p coins, authorised for release by the Isle of Man Treasury!
Excitingly for collectors, this is the first time (worldwide!) that the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland have been celebrated on a 50p coin.
Issued to celebrate 150 years since author, Lewis Carroll, first published his tale of fantasy, nonsense, and fun, these brand new 50ps are nothing short of magical.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p Set
Prepare yourself to fall down the rabbit hole with these brand new FIVE 50p coins, designed by renowned illustrator Stephen Lee. The designs of these coins depict the books’ most beloved characters featuring quotes inspired by the characters, including:
- Alice: “What a curious feeling! said Alice”
- Cheshire Cat: “We’re all mad here”
- Queen of Hearts: “That’s enough! Off with their Head”
- The Mad Hatter: “I am under no obligation to make sense to you”
- The White Rabbit: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get”
Which coin is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!
Your Brilliant Uncirculated Quality quality coins will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack, carefully curated by the coins’ designer.
To secure the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderful 50p BU Set for your collection for JUST £31.25 (+p&p) click here >>
Strictly Limited Edition
You won’t want to be late to this party as what’s most exciting about the coins is that there are some very low edition limits for the Silver Proof versions…
Silver 50p coins are, without doubt, the collector’s favourite and a sell-out is inevitable.
The complete set is strictly limited to just 1,995 worldwide. When compared to the sellout story of the 2019 UK Gruffalo Silver Proof 50p, which had a mintage of 25,000, it’s almost certain there will not be enough of these Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Silver Proof 50p sets to satisfy demand.
You can secure yours for your collection by clicking here >>
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p Coin
This 50p is the only coin in the set to have been issued individually, and it celebrates none other than the main character herself, Alice.
The coin features a carefully curated design of Alice, by renowned illustrator Stephen Lee. The design is also partnered with an excerpt of her best-known quote “‘What a curious feeling’ said Alice“.
This coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £6.25 (+p&p) and will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack, carefully curated by the coins’ designer as the perfect pairing.
But, for those collectors looking for a little bit more adventure, this brand new coin is also available in stunning .925 Sterling Silver.
Struck to a pristine Proof finish, with the added extra of selective vivid colour to bring the design to life, this coin is, without a doubt, one of the most visually appealing coins we’ve seen in recent years.
What’s more, this coin will come protectively housed in a presentation box, along with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming its place in the strict edition limit.
To secure yours for JUST £65.00 (+p&p) simply click here >>
Can I find the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50ps in my change?
If you’re living on the Isle of Man, then yes!
10,000 of each coin will be entering circulation on the Isle of Man and when you compare that to the mintage figures for UK coins (our rarest 50p in circulation has a mintage of 210,000) you’ll realise just how few of these coins are actually out there.
Coins issued on the Isle of Man typically have lower mintage figures due to the smaller population of just 84,000 which means that their coins are particularly sought-after amongst collectors.
And, based on the popularity of the 2019 and 2020 Peter Pan 50ps that entered circulation on the Island, I’m sure that British Isles collectors will be super quick to snap these ones up!
Alice in Wonderland remains one of the world’s most famous and best-loved children’s tales, with fans spanning across generations.
So with a theme as strong as this, paired with those incredibly low mintage figures for the silver proof versions, these coins are sure to be a hit with collectors.
Will you be securing them for your collection? Let us know in the comments below!
Secure the 2021 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p BU Set today!
Your Brilliant Uncirculated Quality coins will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack, carefully curated by the coins’ designer.
To secure the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderful 50p BU Set for your collection for JUST £31.25 (+p&p) click here >>
For 50 years, the Mr. Men and Little Misses have been delighting children and adults alike for generations with their charming, cheeky and, clever antics.
But now, in 2021 we see them delighting the coin collecting world as well, as The Royal Mint has JUST revealed a brand new £5 coin series celebrating the inhabitants of Dillydale.
2021 UK Mr. Happy™ £5
The very first coin in this series has JUST been released and features none other than Mr. Happy himself!
Adam Hargreaves’ design of this brand new £5 coin features the instantly recognisable and much-loved Mr Happy at the centre.
Excitingly for collectors, this is the first time Mr. Happy has featured on a UK coin and we think he’s made a very grand entrance!
This coin is available to order in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £10.99 (+p&p). Simply click here >>
What’s more, you can also take this opportunity to pre-order the next two coins in the series ahead of their individual releases later in the year:
- Pre-order the Mr Strong and Little Miss Giggles™ £5 for your collection by clicking here >>. This coin will be available in March 2021.
- Pre-order the Little Miss Sunshine™ £5 for your collection by clicking here >> This coin will be available in May 2021.
50 Years of Fun
Charles Roger Hargreaves was an english author and illustrator, best known for his creation of the world-famous Mr. Men and Little Miss stories.
The Mr. Men and Little Miss books first originated with Mr Tickle. Hargreaves son asked him what a tickle looked like, so he drew a round orange man with long arms that could reach anywhere!
Mr Tickle was such a success with his son and the general public, that Hargreaves went on to create a whole world of Mr Men and Little Miss characters.
As of 2015, there have been 30 books, with over 85 Mr. Men and Little Miss characters featuring and now, they feature on a UK coin series for the very first time.
Following the popularity of previous children’s literature themed coins, we’re expecting these coins to be a huge hit with collectors!
Let’s take a closer look at previous UK coins that have celebrated children’s literature…
Beatrix Potter 50p Series
In 2016 a new series of 50p coins were confirmed celebrating renowned children’s author Beatrix Potter.
From Peter Rabbit, to the Tailor of Gloucester we’ve seen some of Potter’s most-loved characters feature on our 50p coin. These coins truly did spark a whole new interest in collecting, that spanned across generations.
In fact, these coins were so popular that we saw the main man himself, Peter Rabbit, feature in the series FIVE times – a testament to the nation’s love of this cheeky little bunny.
Whilst some of these coins are no longer available from The Royal Mint, you can still get your hands on some of them from Change Checker. Simply click here to find out more >>
Paddington 50p Coins
In 2018, a brand new series of 50p coins were issued to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington’s first appearance in Michael Bond’s story, ‘A Bear Called Paddington’.
The first two coins in the series featured Paddington at the Station and Paddington at the Palace. Later, in 2019, Paddington returned this time at the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
These coins have proved so popular with collectors since their initial release and have been the talking point of recent years. Change Checker has a range of collecting packs and products for you to store your coins in when you find them in your change! Find out more here >>
The Gruffalo 50p Coins
In 2019, two Gruffalo 50p coins were issued to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Julia Donalson’s much-loved children’s tale.
The first coin to be released, featuring an image of the Gruffalo, with his famous horns and teeth at the centre, was so popular that the silver-proof version sold out in less than 12 hours!
Later in the year, The Gruffalo returned, this time with his adorable companion from the tale, Mouse.
If you want to find out more about these incredible 50p coins, you can do so by clicking here >>
We love these brand new Mr. Men and Little Miss £5 coins! Will you be securing them for your collection? Let us know in the comments below!
Secure the brand new 2021 UK Mr Happy™ £5 for your collection for JUST £10.99 (+p&p)
Own the brand new 2021 Mr Happy™ £5 in superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £10.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>
You can also use this opportunity to pre-order the next coins in the series, ahead of their individual releases later in the year.
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