Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTwo Pounds 2022 FA Cup

The bi-metallic £2 coin is the largest circulating coin denomination of the Pound Sterling. It was introduced in 1998 (earlier two pound coins were made of Nickel brass, were intended as commemorative, and did not circulate much). Being bi-metallic means that the coin comprises two separate components of differing alloys; the outer ring of the coins is made of Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc) and the inner circle is CuproNickel (75% copper, 25% nickel).

The Royal Mint maintains a "definitive" style of the £2 issued annually, as well as a large variety of one-year circulating commemorative types.

In 2017, the mint also started issuing some Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) £2 coins for collectors. These are included in the annual mint sets, but are not released into general circulation. Their themes celebrate important anniversaries or people, as well as iconic aspects of British culture and history.

This £2 coin commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the FA Cup. The Football Association Challenge Cup, more commonly known as the FA Cup, is an annual knockout football competition in men's domestic English football.

The Mint says about it:
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.

These £2 coins were struck in various collector formats but none were issued into general circulation.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup - reverse photo

The reverse shows at its th FA Cup trophy, inscribed THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION CHALLENGE CUP, with two ribbons inscribed 1871 · 72 on the left, and 2021 · 22 on the right. The base of the cup extends into the rim (the outer ring of the bimetallic coin).

Around above, the inscription CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF THE FA CUP.

The initials of the designers are in small letters in the lower part of the outer ring: CD (for Christian Davies) below left, and MD (for Matthew Dent) below right.

The value and denomination, as well as the date of issue, are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF THE FA CUP
EdgeMilled and inscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionFOOTBALL'S GREATEST CUP COMPETITION
Notes

Date of issue: 14 February 2022.

Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup: Known varieties
Variety In presentation card
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup / In presentation card - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup / In presentation card - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coin in a presentation card.

Royal Mint Product Code: UK22FCBU. Issue price: £10.00.

Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 5,660
Material0.925 Silver
Details

28.40 mm, 12.00 g of Sterling Silver. The outer ring is selectively gold-plated to achieve a bimetallic look.

In a black presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Royal Mint Product Code: UK22FCSP. Limited Edition 3,750. Maximum Coin Mintage: 5,660. Issue price: £72.50.

Variety Silver Proof FDC in PNC
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 1,000
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Silver proof coin in "The 150th Anniversary of the FA Cup 2022 UK £2 Silver Proof Coin Cover". Includes all six FA Cup Special Stamps issued by Royal Mail, cancelled on their first day of issue with a special edition rosette postmark and the location of Manchester, which represents the home of the National Football Museum.

Royal Mint Product code: FACSPNC. Issue price: £72.50.

Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup / Silver Proof Piedfort - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup / Silver Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 1,160
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Like the silver proof but double the thickness and weight - 24.00 g.

In a black presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Royal Mint Product Code: UK22FCPF. Limited Edition 1,150. Maximum Coin Mintage: 1,160. Issue price: £117.50.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 360
Material0.9167 Gold
Details

15.97 g. Inner circle: 22 carat yellow gold. Outer ring: 22 carat red gold.

In a mahogany presentation box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Royal Mint Product Code: UK22FCGP. Limited Edition 200. Maximum Coin Mintage: 360. Issue price: £1,125.00.

Variety Gold Proof FDC in PNC
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 150
Material0.9167 Gold
Details

Gold proof coin in "The 150th Anniversary of the FA Cup 2022 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin Cover". Includes all six FA Cup Special Stamps issued by Royal Mail, cancelled on their first day of issue with a special edition rosette postmark and the location of Manchester, which represents the home of the National Football Museum.

Royal Mint Product code: FACGPNC. Issue price: £1,125.00.

All (23) coins of type: Two Pounds (NCLT)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Pounds 2017 Jane Austen unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Two Pounds 2017 Aviation unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Two Pounds 2018 Frankenstein 65,167 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 Armistice 79,785 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Badge unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Spitfire unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Vulcan unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Sea King unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - F35 Lightning unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 Captain Cook 50,185 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Wedgwood unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Pepys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 D-Day unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Captain Cook unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Captain Cook unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Agatha Christie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 VE Day unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Mayflower unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2021 H.G. Wells unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2022 Alexander Graham Bell unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
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Two Pounds 2022 FA Cup: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (NCLT)
Issued2022
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerChristian Davies, Matthew Dent
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.400 mm
Thickness2.500 mm
Mass12.000 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-RWNM-OMNY
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The 150th Anniversary of the FA Cup 2022 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin
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