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  • A new commemorative £2 coin has been made to celebrate 150 Years of the FA Cup competition
  • The collectable £2 features the iconic trophy at the heart of the design and will be used for the coin toss at the 150th FA Cup Final at Wembley in May
  • The coin will be available in base metal, silver, silver piedfort and gold at The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has launched a commemorative £2 coin celebrating 150 Years of the FA Cup, in partnership with The Football Association (The FA) during their landmark anniversary season.

The collectable £2 coin features the iconic FA Cup trophy at the heart of the design and will take centre stage for the coin toss at the Emirates FA Cup Final at Wembley on 14 May – the showpiece event of the most historic domestic football cup competition in the world.

Designed by artists Matt Dent and Christian Davies, the coveted silverware appears in miniature on the £2 coin, combining The Royal Mint’s craftsmanship and innovation to achieve the accurate detail. The design is etched with celebratory ribbon alongside the words ‘celebrating 150 years of The FA Cup’. On the highly secure milled edge of £2 coin is the inscription ‘football’s greatest cup competition’, a further nod to the landmark celebration of football’s longest-running knockout competition.

The coin is available in a range of base and precious metal finishes for sports lovers and coin collectors to own an enduring memento of the 150th anniversary season. A silver version, with a certificate of authenticity baring the number 1, will be minted to the highest Proof standard for the coin toss in May. 

The Royal Mint’s Director of Commemorative Coin Clare Maclennan said: “The Emirates FA Cup is an iconic footballing competition that has enabled clubs across the country to dream of lifting the coveted trophy for 150 years. In what is an extra special season for everyone involved in the game, we are thrilled to be working with The FA and celebrating the 150th anniversary of the much-loved competition with a commemorative £2 coin. Designed with the trophy at its heart, it is fitting that that the coin will be used for the coin toss during Final at Wembley in May.” 

The FA’s Head of Player Status and Competitions, David Newton, said: “The parallels between The Royal Mint’s traditional craftsmanship and innovations, and the Emirates FA Cup’s rich history and evolution over the years mean that this special coin is an incredibly fitting celebration of the competition’s 150th anniversary season. We are delighted that it will be used for the Final’s coin toss and fans across the country now have the chance to take home their very own piece of silverware to savour for years to come.”

You can find more information about the collection at The Royal Mint from Monday 14 February, and read more about the design of the 150 Years of the FA Cup coin here.  

 

Coin title

£2 Gold Proof Coin

£2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

£2 Silver Proof Coin

£2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

£2

£2

£2

£2

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

Inner: 916.7 Au Yellow Gold Outer: 916.7 Au Red Gold

Inner: 925 Ag Outer: 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner: 925 Ag Outer: 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner: Cupro-nickel

Outer: Nickel-brass

Weight

15.98mm

24.00g

12.00g

12.00g

Diameter

28.40mm

28.40mm

28.40mm

28.40mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Matt Dent/ Christian Davies

Matt Dent/ Christian Davies

Matt Dent/ Christian Davies

Matt Dent/ Christian Davies

Quality

Proof

Proof

Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated

Edge Inscription

FOOTBALL'S GREATEST CUP COMPETITION

FOOTBALL'S GREATEST CUP COMPETITION

FOOTBALL'S GREATEST CUP COMPETITION

FOOTBALL'S GREATEST CUP COMPETITION

Maximum Coin Mintage

360

1160

5660

Unlimited

RRP

£1,125

£117.50

£72.50

£10

 

Celebrate 150 Years of The FA Cup

Celebrate 150 Years of The FA Cup

In 2022, one of sport’s oldest knockout competitions – The FA Cup – marks the 150th anniversary of the first FA Cup Final. For the first time, we are celebrating the competition with a UK coin.

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About The Royal Mint

With a history spanning more than 1,100 years, The Royal Mint is Britain’s oldest companies and the original maker of UK coins.  Today The Royal Mint is a premium British maker, providing carefully crafted coins and precious metal products for the UK and overseas.  Based in Llantrisant, South Wales it has three main focuses as a business: Currency, Consumer (collectable and rare, historic coins) and precious metals investment.

Collecting with The Royal Mint:

Every coin tells a story, from a rare gold Sovereign to a Peter Rabbit™ 50p coin. The Royal Mint aims to inspire collectors young and old, and nurture a love of collecting through unique designs and popular themes. As the maker of UK coinage, we have unparalleled knowledge about coins, from the historic coins of our past, through to the collectable commemorative coins of today.  Sourcing and authenticating pre decimal coins is a natural fit for The Royal Mint as we struck each one.

Investing with The Royal Mint:

As a world authority on precious metals, The Royal Mint has traded and made products in gold and silver for centuries. Since launching its designated precious metals investment arm six years ago, The Royal Mint has grown rapidly to become the home of gold in the UK – increasing its market share and becoming the largest producer of bullion coins in Britain. As well as offering physical precious metal investment options in the form of bars and coins, The Royal Mint also offers a range of digital investment options including DigiGold, Little Treasures, designed for children, and Gold for Pensions

Celebrating with The Royal Mint:

For over a thousand years The Royal Mint has marked the moments that changed the world on coins - from coronations to conflict, from commemorations to celebrations. The designs are captured on commemorative coins, minted in a range of metals.  Commemorative coins do not always enter circulation but give collectors the chance to purchase coins to keep and cherish.  Recent themes have included David Bowie, Winnie the Pooh, Decimalisation and Team GB. Each commemorative coin is carefully struck up to three times in order to create a superbly detailed finish, and ensuring each one meets the standards The Royal Mint is famous for. 

The Royal Mint Experience

The Royal Mint opened its popular visitor centre, The Royal Mint Experience, at its home in Llantrisant, South Wales in 2016. The award-winning attraction welcomes around 200,000 visitors a year and is the place to explore the 1,100-year history of coins.

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