Since the 2019 Change Checker Awards were opened to celebrate the very best people in the world of change collecting, nominations have been flooding in, and it really has been incredible to hear all of your stories from the last year.

It’s certainly meant we’ve had a really tough job deciding on the winners, but with thanks to our panel of judges from the Change Checker team and AllAboutCoins, our well deserved winners have now been selected…

Change Checker of the Year

Winner:

Lisa Strange

Lisa has been chosen as the 2019 Change Checker of the Year by AllAboutCoins for always going above and beyond in the Change Checker community. She’s helped many people complete their collections whilst also giving helpful advice and tips on coin collecting!

Well done Lisa!

Runner-up:

Tracey Hunter

Tracey has been chosen as the 2019 Change Checker of the Year Runner-Up by AllAboutCoins for her commitment and involvement to the Change Checker community.

Congratulations Tracey!

Junior Change Checker of the Year

Winner:

Oliver Cross

Oliver has been awarded 2019 Junior Change Checker of the Year by AllAboutCoins for his dedication and passion in finding commemorative coins in his change and inspiring others to start coin collecting.

Congratulations Oliver!

Runner-up:

Lethikka (Narwhal Narwhal)

Lethikka has been chosen as the 2019 Junior Change Checker Runner-Up of the Year by AllAboutCoins for her continued effort in inspiring others to start coin collecting. She has started a coin club at her school where she hopes to share the useful tips she’s learned from the Change Checker Community.

Congratulations Lethikka!


Matt, a panel member at AllAboutCoins, said:

“Once again there were many brilliant entries to the Change Checker Awards and picking the winner was really tough. It was lovely to see nominations for those collectors who had really gone the extra mile to help others and spread the word about collecting coins… I hope both winners enjoy reading more about coins on the allaboutcoins.co.uk website and in Coin Collector magazine!”


Coin Design of the Year

It comes as no surprise that the 2019 Coin Design of the Year is awarded to the 2019 UK Stephen Hawking 50p.

This coin was issued at the beginning of the year, as part of The Royal Mint’s new series celebrating Innovators in Science. It’s design, by Edwina Ellis, honours the most famous British scientist of modern times, Stephen Hawking and his contributions to the world of physics.

Hawking becomes one of only three people to be commemorated on a coin within a year of their death (the others being the Queen Mother and Winston Churchill).

Congratulations Edwina Ellis!

Coin Story of the Year

The winner of the 2019 Coin Story of the Year Award goes to Alex Nelson from iNews for his fantastic article on the 2019 Stephen Hawking 50p – the most talked about coin of the year!

Alex said, “Thanks Change Checker! What a nice surprise. Here’s hoping there’s plenty of new coins to report on in 2020! “

A big thank you once again to AllAboutCoins for supporting us this year and of course a huge congratulations to all of our winners and all the fantastic entries we had this year.

We’d like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support in 2019 and hope that 2020 is a fantastic year of Change Checking for you all!


If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:

– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

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Sign up today at: www.changechecker.org/app

 

We’re delighted to announce the 2018 Change Checker Awards in association with Coin Collector, where we’ll be celebrating the very best of the change collecting world from 2018!

 

We’re looking for the 2018 Change Checker of the Year and the 2018 Junior Change Checker of the year and we need your help!

Are you or do you know somebody that deserves to be crowned Change Checker of the year? If so, we’d love to hear why.

Have you completed an epic collection? Do you know somebody who’s gone above and beyond to help other Change Checkers complete their collections? Or have you introduced all your friends to the world of change collecting?

If you or a friend has been the perfect Change Checker, we want to hear from you.

Send an email outlining why you, your family or friends deserve to win this coveted award to Awards@changechecker.org. Alternatively, you can submit your entry using the sign-up form at the bottom of this blog. Finally, you can leave a comment on any of our social media pages but be sure to use the hashtag #CCAwards2018.

To qualify for Junior Change Checker of the year the application must be aged 16 or younger. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 30th November.

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Junior Change Checker of the Year applicants must aged 16 or younger.

All entries will be judged by our panel and the results announced on Friday 7th December.

The victorious Change Checker and Junior Change Checker of the year will each win an exclusive Change Checker trophy and a bundle of goodies worth more than £50, including a year’s subscription to Coin Collector magazine!

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The other categories that make up the Change Checker Awards are:

Coin Story of the Year 2018 – judged by our panel

and

UK Coin Design of the Year 2018 – we held a public vote to shortlist the top coin of each denomination and have now opened the vote from the top 4 coins to find our overall winner!

The top shortlisted coins were the Remembrance Day £5, Captain Cook £2, Snowman 50p and ‘R’ A-Z 10p.

Vote for your favourite here!

The winners for all Change Checker Award categories will be announced on the 7th December.

Good Luck!

 


Terms and Conditions

  • The winners will receive an exclusive Change Checker trophy and a bundle of goodies to include a year’s subscription to Coin Collector magazine, a personalised medal, Change Checker T-Shirt and pen. There is no cash alternative.
  • Participants agree to meet reasonable requests to assist publicity.
  • The Change Checker Awards 2018 are promoted by The Westminster Collection / Change Checker, trading divisions of 288 Group Ltd.
  • Employees of 288 Group and their families are not eligible to enter.

 


 

If you’re interested in coin collecting, our Change Checker web app is completely free to use and allows users to:

– Find and identify the coins in their pocket
– Collect and track the coins they have
– Swap their spare coins with other Change Checkers

Sign up today at: www.changechecker.org/app

Have you joined the hunt for the A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins?

Fantastic news! We’re helping Change Checkers to get their hands on these highly collectable coins by running an incredible prize give away!

Enter now by registering for a free Change Checker account.

We’re giving away 500 Early Strike A-z of Great Britain 10p coins. 

10 lucky Change Checkers will receive the complete set of 26 ‘Early Strike’ A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins, as well as the official collector’s pack, including Change Checker Presentation Album and pages and an additional exclusive Collector’s Medal to complete your collection.

But we haven’t stopped there! There are also 240 individual coins in a selection of A-Z designs, ready to give away to runners up – the perfect way to kick start your collection!

Since their release in March, the 26 coins designed to represent famous British icons have had people up and down the country checking their change to find every design from A-Z.

However, due to their popularity, many Change Checkers have claimed to be struggling to come across them. If you think back to the popularity of the Olympic 50ps in 2012, you’ll understand how collectable these coins can be and why they are so highly sought after.

This is your chance to get ahead of the crowd and secure your complete set in ‘Early Strike’ Brilliant Uncirculated condition, taken from the first production coins struck by the Mint whilst the dies are in their very best condition.

To be entered into the Change Checker A-Z 10p give away, simply register for a FREE account with us.

If you’re already a registered Change Checker, then we’ll automatically include you in the draw for the chance to win the highly sought after complete set of 26 ‘Early Strike’ A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins or one of 240 individual A-Z 10p coins.

Full Terms and Conditions can be found below.

 

We’ll be selecting the lucky winners on Friday 27th April. Good luck!

 


Terms & Conditions

1. All registered members of changechecker.org at midnight on 26th April 2018 will be automatically entered into the prize draw. No purchase is necessary to register.
2. The draw will take place on 27th April 2018 and the winner will be notified on that day by email to their registered changechecker.org email address.
3. 10 winners will receive the complete set of 26 ‘Early Strike’ A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins, as well as the official collector pack. 240 runners up will receive one A-Z 10p coin. There is no cash alternative.
4. Participants agree to meet reasonable requests to assist publicity.
5. The prize draw is promoted by The Westminster Collection / Change Checker, trading divisions of 288 Group Ltd.
6. Employees of 288 Group and their families are not eligible to enter.