UPDATE: How rare is my coin? The complete Change Checker guide to UK coin mintages

The 2016 mintage figures have been released, so ensuring that ‘The Change Checker guide to UK coin mintages’ is THE place to check how rare your coins are,  we’ve put together these updated charts listing each coin in order of it’s rarity.

The 2002 Commonwealth Games Northern Ireland £2 still remains the only £2 coin to have a mintage of less that 500,000, placing it firmly at the top of the chart.

From the 2016 designs, the First World War Army £2 coin has a very high mintage figure with over 9.5million pieces being struck, making it the second most common commemorative £2 coin ever.

Interestingly, the three Shakespeare £2 coins, ‘Comedies‘, ‘Histories‘ and ‘Tragedies‘ each have a different mintage figure.  Over 1.3 million fewer ‘Comedies’ coins were struck than ‘tragedies’, likely having an impact on collectability in the future.

You’ll notice that the Britannia £2 coin isn’t listed, this is because it is a definitive design, however the mintage increased to just over 3.5 million.

The complete guide to the rarest coins in circulation

2016 was the first year since 1983 that no round £1 coins were struck for circulation due to the release of the new 12-sided £1 coin, as a result, this chart is now set in stone and the 2011 Edinburgh coin will remain the target for all round £1 coin collectors. But they’ll have to act quickly – along with the other round £1 coins it will disappear from circulation forever on 15th October.


The Kew Gardens 50p coin remains top of the chart and doesn’t look as though it’ll be shifted any time soon!

Due to the high number of commemorative designs, no definitive design 50p coins were struck for circulation in 2016. Of those commemorative designs, the Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit 50p  has the highest mintage with 9.6 million pieces. However, some collectors may struggle to complete their Beatrix Potter set as it’s been revealed that only 2.1 million Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p coins were struck, making it the second most scarce commemorative 50p design! Squirrel Nutkin has also made it into the top 10 rare 50ps with a mintage of 5 million.

The complete Change Checker jer guide to the rarest coins in circulation

It will be very interesting to see how these new mintage figures effect the Scarcity Indexes. The quarterly update is due in June, so keep your eyes peeled!

And keep hold of your coins – you never know what they might be worth in the future! Remember you can Find, Collect and Swap all your coins for FREE with the Change Checker App: http://www.changechecker.org

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2016 mintage figures just released!

The Royal Mint have just released the mintage figures for the 2016 dated circulation coins.

The Royal Mint have just released the mintage figures for the 2016 circulation coins.

These are the new figures:

WW1 Army £2 – 9,550,000

Shakespeare Comedies £2 – 4,335,000

Shakespeare Histories £2 – 4,615,000

Shakespeare Tragedies £2 – 5,695,000

Great Fire of London £2 – 5,135,000

Britannia £2 – 2,925,000

Peter Rabbit 50p – 9,600,000

Beatrix Potter 50p – 6,900,000

Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p – 2,100,000

Mrs Tiggy-Winkle 50p – 8,800,000

Squirrel Nutkin 50p – 5,000,000

Team GB 50p – 6,400,000

Battle of Hastings 50p – 6,700,000

We’ll have a closer look at these figures and come back with a full analysis on Monday with updated graphs so stay tuned!

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Poll: which is your favourite 2017 coin design?

2017 is certainly an exciting year for Change Checkers with The Royal Mint releasing 9 new coins into circulation, each with their own distinctive design. We know that you love a new design so we thought we’d ask, which is your favourite? Let us know by voting in our poll below.

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For more information about the 2017 coin series, check out our blog.


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