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When will the 2017 coins be released into circulation?

Change Checkers are often asking me, “when will the 2017 coin designs be released into general circulation?”  So, I have compiled a list below showing which coins are now available in your change and those that are still to be … Continue reading

National UK £5 Coin Ballot Announced

This year we celebrate the Platinum Wedding Anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh – an incredible 70 years of marriage and a FIRST in British royal history. To celebrate this new milestone, The Royal … Continue reading

August 2017 Video Newsletter

With the release of a new £5 coin, a 20 year anniversary and a major milestone in The Great £1 Coin Race – August tuned out to be a very interesting month! Watch as Yasmin and Luke discuss all the latest change collecting news:

Coin Photo of the Year 2017- ‘Nature and Landscapes’ voting!

The Change Checker Coin Photo of the Year 2017 competition started last week and we’ve had some great entries in week one. The first category was ‘Nature and Landscapes’ and we’ve selected our favourite 4 photos. It’s now over to … Continue reading

Canada has just released the world’s first glow-in-the-dark coin into circulation…

Today Canada turns 150. To celebrate, The Royal Canadian Mint has released a once-in-a-life-time set of coins highlighting this milestone event in Canadian history. And one of them glows in the dark! The new two-dollar coin, (or toonie), celebrates the wonders of Canada … Continue reading

Why the first ever double-thickness Gold Sovereign is a guaranteed sell-out

STOP PRESS, 27 JUNE 2017: The Royal Mint confirm the Piedfort Sovereign is 100% reserved within 24 hours of release.  Still available from Coin Portfolio Management. 2017 is the Bicentenary of the “modern” Sovereign.  To celebrate, The Royal Mint has just issued the FIRST EVER double-thickness Piedfort Sovereign. It is set to become one of … More Why the first ever double-thickness Gold Sovereign is a guaranteed sell-out

Change Checker Encyclopedia – Coin terminology made easy!

The thing we love about coin collecting is that anybody can do it…but, we’re aware that to those who are not seasoned collectors, some of the terminology can be a bit daunting. So we decided to draw up a go-to … Continue reading

First Year of Issue 50 Pound Silver Britannia Now Available at MCM!

First-Ever 50 Pound Silver Britannia

First-Ever 50 Pound Silver Britannia

Highly anticipated Silver Britannia arrives at MCM!

The British Royal Mint has issued their first 50 Pound Silver Britannia! Composed of 1 oz. of .999 fine silver, it features a much higher denomination than other Silver Britannias with the same precious metal content. Standard Britannia issues have a denomination of only 2 Pounds! Because of this, it is a very unique issue that could very well represent a new trend with the Royal Mint on producing silver collector coins with higher face values.

This issues brings a back a stunning reverse design of Britannia that was first seen on 2014 Proof Silver Britannias. This is already a very popular design – seeing it again has drawn a lot of attention to an already unique coin. The obverse of this coin features the brand new Royal Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II that debuted in 2015. Both the reverse and the obverse of this coin were created by the same Royal Mint Designer – Jody Clark. This is a coin of many first, and is a must-have for any collection of Silver Britannias!

ModernCoinMart (MCM) now offers this coin in a variety of options. Whether you would like your coin certified by NGC as a perfect Proof 70, a more affordable Proof 69, or just as it came from the Mint in its original packaging, MCM has you covered. This coin is very difficult to find in the United States. Skip any hassle, and purchase from MCM. You will need to act quickly – nearly 2/3 of the total mintage has already been sold! Buy yours today, while it’s available.

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