In 2022, The FA Cup marks the 150th anniversary of its inaugural Final, which took place between Wanderers FC and the Royal Engineers on 16 March 1872. To mark this special milestone for world football’s longest-running knockout competition, we have struck the first UK coin celebrating The FA Cup.
As a cherished favourite amongst fans of the beautiful game, the competition’s unique knockout structure offers grassroots clubs the opportunity to meet giants from the upper echelons of the football pyramid. No matter how slim the chances, The FA Cup sprinkles a magical feeling over each ground it passes through. There is no denying the hope of something extraordinary unfolding over each 90-minute game and potentially beyond. Underdogs slay giants, unknowns become global heroes overnight and one moment of magic can be the difference between agonising disappointment and undeniable euphoria. It is a competition steeped in sporting history and continues to add unforgettable moments to the rich tapestry of footballing folklore.
Limited Edition 1,150
Limited Edition 10,000
Limited Edition 1,000
1966 Sovereign. Struck in the famous year when England won the football World cup.
The obverse features the first definitive coinage portrait of The Queen by Mary Gillick created in 1953.
The reverse features Benedetto Pistrucci's timeless masterpiece, a depiction of St George and the dragon, which was created for the new gold Sovereign of 1817.
In 2022, The FA Cup marks the 150th anniversary of its inaugural Final, which took place between Wanderers FC and the Royal Engineers on 16 March 1872.Find out more
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