14 February 2022
The Royal Mint have celebrated the 150th anniversary of football's FA Cup with the release of a new £2 coin. Find out more about the design, where you can get the coin and more in our special £2 coin guide.
Issued in partnership with The Football Association (The FA) during their landmark anniversary season, the collectable £2 coin features the FA Cup trophy at the heart of the design.
A special silver version of the new coin, with a certificate of authenticity with the number 1, will be used for the coin toss at the FA Cup Final at Wembley on 14 May – the showpiece event of the most historic domestic football cup competition in the world.
The FA Cup coin's design
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 milled edge of the £2 coin is the inscription ‘football’s greatest cup competition’, a further nod to the landmark celebration of football’s longest-running knockout competition.
What versions of the FA Cup coin are available?
It should be noted the FA Cup £2 coin will not be entered into general circulation, so collectors will need to buy the coin from The Royal Mint rather than look out for it in their change.
The versions of the coin available are:
- £2 Gold Proof Coin (mintage of 360, retail price: £1,125)
- £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin (1160, £117.50)
- £2 Silver Proof Coin (5660, £72.50)
- £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin (Unlimited, £10)
The coin's common specifications are as follows:
- Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
- Reverse Designers: Matt Dent/ Christian Davies
- Edge Inscription: FOOTBALL'S GREATEST CUP COMPETITION
- Diameter: 28.40mm