Official UK £2 coin celebrates 150 years of the FA Cup!

Can you work out the connection between these three events?

  • In 2011, Yaya Toure’s 76th minute goal led Manchester City to seal their first major trophy in 35 years.
  • The 1999 semi-final had one of the best solo goals in history, played between two of the biggest rivals in footballs.
  • Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 in the 2002 final.

These are some of the very best moments in FA Cup History!

Producing hometown heroes, as underdogs play alongside Premier League giants, these unforgettable moments unite football fans, making the FA Cup one of the greatest knockout tournaments in the world.

The 150th Anniversary of the FA Cup 2022 £2 coin

This year, to celebrate a remarkable 150 years of the FA Cup, a brand new UK £2 coin has been issued featuring the famed FA Cup Trophy.

An absolute must-have for collectors and fans of the beautiful game alike, this is the perfect keepsake to commemorate such an incredible anniversary in football history.

Your 2022 UK 150th Anniversary of the FA Cup £2 coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality and protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging to preserve it for generations to come.

You can secure this brand new coin for your collection for just £9.50 (+p&p) >>

With a one of the largest fan-bases in the UK, football memorabilia is in high demand by collectors all over the world.

We’ve even seen huge popularity for Football themed coins in the past. Continue reading to find out our top UK coins that have celebrated this fantastic sport…

Olympic Football 50p

In 2012, the release of the Olympic 50p series kick-started a collecting frenzy across the nation.

It’s estimated that around 75% of these coins have been removed from circulation by collectors which means they are incredibly sought-after, especially considering these 50ps have some of the lowest mintage figures in circulation…

Many of the Olympic 50ps have a mintage less than 2,000,000 with the rarest being the Olympic Football 50p. This coin has a mintage of just 1,125,500!

It features a design of the hotly debated off-side rule, represented by a simple diagram. Designer Neil Wolfson, a sports journalist by trade, chose an image which he felt would encapsulate the sport whilst also provoke discussion.

Have you been lucky enough to find this sought-after coin in your collection? Let us know in the comments below!

1996 Football £2

Before 1997, £2 coins were struck from a single-coloured, nickel-brass and were mainly produced for collectors and reserved for very special occasions.

Between 1986 and 1996, only seven commemorative £2 coins were issued and this 1996 Football £2 was one of them.

The Euros of ’96 was such a significant occasion that The Royal Mint issued this coin “in celebration of football”.

The reverse design resembles a football, and is accentuated by the unusual concave surface of the coin. The year of 1996 is prominent on the design and the sixteen small rings represent the sixteen teams competing in the tournament. Only 5,141,350 were ever minted.

1996 saw England play host to the 10th European Football Championship and the eventual winners of the competition were Germany who knocked out the hosts in the semi-finals.

Do you remember seeing this £2 coin when it was first issued? Perhaps you even have it in your collection! Let us know in the comments below.

I think you can agree that Football-themed coins have a reputation for being incredibly sought-after amongst collectors. With this brand new £2 coin celebrating such a significant anniversary, it’s sure to be popular.

Secure the The 150th Anniversary of the FA Cup 2022 £2 coin for your collection!

Your 150th Anniversary of the FA Cup 2022 £2 coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality and protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging to preserve for generations to come.

An absolute must-have for collectors and fans of the beautiful game alike, this is the perfect keepsake to commemorate such an incredible anniversary in football history.

Secure yours for JUST £9.50 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

SIX £5 notes worth £50,000 are kicking about in the UK…

Last month, we were gripped by football fever and the hopes of England finally bringing football home for the first time since 1966. The nation was in awe of our Golden Boot winning captain, Harry Kane and the fantastic effort of our young team, who made it through to the semi-finals before meeting their match against Croatia.

So, much to our disappointment, football didn’t come home this year, but something very special indeed has happened as a result of England’s champion goal-scorer…


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A number of unique £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of footballer Harry Kane with the inscription ‘World Cup Golden Boot Winner 2018’, have been put into circulation by specialist micro-engraver Graham Short.

Short has been using fine needles to carefully etch Kane’s portrait on the ‘clear section’ of the polymer £5 notes to celebrate the England Football team, taking six days to complete each inticate design.

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Six notes will be distributed by Mr Short, with the first being given to Harry Kane himself and the others being spent across the UK, including the village of Meriden (West Midlands), Edinburgh and Merthyr Tydfil. The final note is rumoured to be spent in Northern Ireland this week, so Change Checkers all over the UK, keep your eyes peeled! 

Graham Short has revealed the serial numbers of these notes for you to look out for:


Credit: Graham Short


Each note is insured for £50,000, so anyone lucky enough to get their hands on one can expect that sum if they auction off the fiver.

You may remember our previous blog detailing some of Mr Short’s other work which featured a micro-engraving of Jane Austen on the Polymer banknotes of which there is still one left to find.

Eagle eyed collectors have been hunting down this final note and I’m certain will be just as excited as we are to hear about the Harry Kane notes.

Own the official coins of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with the official Russian Rubles 

You can own both 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Commemorative Coins in uncirculated quality for just £9.99 with FREE POSTAGE!

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Royal Mint re-date coin for England fans…

To celebrate England’s on-going success at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ , The Royal Mint has issued a special release that is only available to purchase for four weeks – the UK 2018 Lion of England £5 BU pack.

This unique version of the coin has been specially struck with a 2018 date to mark such an incredible moment in British sporting history.

Collectors and England fans will appreciate the Lion of England theme as we watch the Three Lions head into the semi-finals against Croatia tonight for the first time in 28 years.

Dare we say it… Football’s coming home! 


Special 2018 striking date Pride of England £5

This is definitely one for the collector. Not on the original scheduled release list, the coin features the Lion of England with a special 2018 striking date – a rare occurrence and one that will make this coin hugely collectable to not only football fans but sharp-eyed collectors.

Make sure to secure your 2018 Lion of England £5 coin today >>

*** only available until the 31st July ***