When England welcomed the world and triumphed
Celebrate England’s FIFA World Cup™ glory 50 years on
Soon after he was appointed England manager in 1962, Alf Ramsey made a bold prediction – England would win the next World Cup – a tournament that would be played on home soil. With a core of world-class players along with exciting youngsters, the stage was set. English teams of old had underperformed on the biggest stage of all, but this time it would be different. The epic final against West Germany is one of English sport’s greatest moments and there are few who haven’t heard BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme’s famous words, “They think it’s all over! It is now…”
In 2016 The Royal Mint celebrates a footballing legacy that is inspiring a new generation of English players to emulate the heroes of 1966. This official United Kingdom coin marks 50 years since Bobby Moore lifted the famous Jules Rimet trophy. Finished to Proof standard, it features an original design by Royal Mint coin designer Emma Noble who was inspired by England’s 1966 FIFA World Cup™ logo. This coin is presented in a polished black case, complete with a fascinating booklet about the tournament. Produced in collaboration with The Football Association, the booklet contains specially sourced imagery, and a donation for every coin purchased will be made to the Bobby Moore fund.
- The only official coin struck for this historic sporting anniversary
- Struck in 925 sterling silver, finished to Proof standard
- Just 6,600 silver editions will be available
- Presented in a case complete with a booklet on the FIFA World Cup™ events of 1966
- Fully licensed by The Football Association (The FA)
9% of the net retail price from the sale of this commemorative coin will be paid to Cancer Research UK’s Bobby Moore Fund. Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1089464), Scotland (No. SC041666) and Isle of Man (No. 1103).