2022 FA Cup 150th Anniversary £2 Gold Proof
22 carat gold proof FA Cup Two Pound from a limited edition of just 200.
The FA Cup
The Football Association Challenge Cup is the oldest national football competition in the world. Hundreds of English clubs compete in 12 randomly drawn rounds before moving on to the semi-finals and final which have been broadcast live on British TV for decades.
The FA Cup was first contested during the 1871 to 1872 season, not long after the newly founded Football Association laid down the rules of the game. The Wanderers won that year and and the knockout tournament has been contested every year since, excepting suspensions in the First and Second World Wars.
2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the Cup - currently known as the Emirates FA Cup - and The Royal Mint are celebrating this English institution with a special Two Pound coin
Iconic Trophy Design
It's the iconic and distinctive FA Cup trophy features on the reverse. The trophy pictured was first used in 1911 and manufactured by Fattorini's of Bradford, also known for their medals. This 2022 design is the first time that the FA Cup has appeared on a coin.
The reverse is the work of graphic design duo Matt Dent and Christian Davies.
The legend reads 'CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF THE FA CUP'. The edge is inscribed with the words 'FOOTBALL'S GREATEST CUP COMPETITION'.
The obverse or 'heads' side of the coin shows Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, introduced in 2015.
Gold Proof £2
This Two Pound coin is composed of 15.98 grams of 22 carat gold. The outer ring has a red gold tone while the inner circle is yellow gold, creating an attractive and subtle contrast.
In other respects, this coin maintains the specifications of a typical circulating £2 coin: it measures 28.40 millimetres in diameter and a thickness of 2.50 millimetres.
Only 200 of these gold proof FA Cup coins have been issued.
You'll receive your Two Pound in its original presentation packaging from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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