Mintage figures for modern coins

Original article on Have I just found a rare coin? It’s a question which collectors ask daily, and to help answer it, Change Checker have put together these charts listing each coin in order of its rarity. The Northern Ireland 2002 Commonwealth Games is the rarest £2 coin currently in circulation – in fact, the four designs … Continue reading

Fighting the fake £2 coins

Article originally posted on Change Checker website £2 coins were introduced in 1998 to prevent against counterfeiting and were the first bi-metallic coins to enter circulation in the UK. £2 coins were first issued into circulation in 1998 Made with two different metal components, £2 coins are very complicated to manufacture and very difficult to counterfeit… or so … Continue reading