The Platinum Jubilee 50p is in circulation! Here’s where to find them…

Today, the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p coins entered circulation! Issued to commemorate Her Majesty’s 70 year service to the throne, this brand new 50p is the very first circulating coin of 2022.

The 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p enters circulation. 
Resting on top of a 10p, 2p, £2, £1, and 5p coin.
Coins are held in hand.
The 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p enters circulation on 7th February 2022.

Getting one of the first coins put into circulation can be quite an achievement, especially with a coin as popular as this one.

It was confirmed that an initial 1.3 million would be released from Post Offices on the 7th February, but a further 1 million entered circulation ahead of the Platinum Jubilee weekend in June!

This takes the combined mintage to a total of 2.3 million. The Royal Mint have confirmed that there would be a maximum mintage of 5,000,070 if demand allowed.

Post Offices in Windsor and close to Sandringham were among the first branches to receive the new coin.

Whilst they’ve been initially released in areas that are significant to the Queen’s reign, these coins were gradually dispersed all over the country. And thanks to you, we’ve been able to plot this 50p’s journey around the UK!

An image of the UK map with the Platinum Jubilee 50p plotted in the counties in which it has been found by collectors.
The Platinum Jubilee 50p on its tour of the UK

We’ve been keeping track of where Change Checkers have found the 2022 Platinum Jubilee 50p coins and it seems as though it’s already travelled far and wide!

From Anglesey, to Tyrone, and Fife, this 50p has reached the far West, whilst also journeying as far as Kent and East Sussex in the East. Collectors in Scotland will also be pleased to see it’s reached several locations in central and North East regions.

Have you found this brand new 50p in a location that doesn’t appear on our map? Let us know below!

We can’t wait to see where this 50p goes on its tour of the UK!


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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!

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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!