1966 World Cup win to be marked at England v Portugal

Wednesday 01 Jun 2016
The 1966 commemorative coin
On 30 July, almost 50 years ago, England beat the best in the world to win the 1966 FIFA World Cup in a thrilling extra-time victory. 

Today, as England play Portugal, a coin celebrating that great moment for English football will be used for the coin toss prior to kick-off. 

This official £5 coin has been struck by The Royal Mint for the 50th anniversary of this landmark moment in sporting history. 

The coin’s reverse features a design by Royal Mint coin designer Emma Noble. The artist looked to the 1966 FIFA World Cup logo for inspiration, recalling that wonderful moment 50 years ago, when Bobby Moore hoisted the Jules Rimet trophy in front of 96,924 fans at Wembley Stadium. 

This is the only official coin to remember that winning team and to celebrate this historic sporting event for England. 

The coin is available to buy in several editions, priced from £13, and it is fully licensed by The Football Association. 

A donation from each coin purchased will be made to the Bobby Moore Fund, in tribute to the 1966 cup-winning captain and supporting the charity’s pioneering research into bowel cancer. 

For more information please visit royalmint.com or englandstore.TheFA.com.

By FA Staff