We are proud to hear that one of the striking poppy coins from the latest 50p collection, to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion, will be used at this year’s FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Leicester City. The full-colour 50p coin will be used by the Chelsea and Leicester City captains in the pre-kick off coin toss. The winner of the toss-up get to decide who kicks off in the first half.
Working on behalf of the Royal British Legion, our team here at The Westminster Collection have produced a beautiful full-colour RBL Centenary 50p coin, which bears the image of Her Majesty the Queen on one side, the dates of the centenary and the two-petal poppy on the other.
Sharing his gratitude of the upcoming FA Cup coin toss Charles Byrne, Director General of the RBL, said: “We are grateful to the FA, as this bespoke commemorative coin from the RBL will be used for the coin toss at this year’s Emirates FA Cup final between Chelsea and Leicester City, to recognise both our support and the service of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces over the past century.” It is wonderful to see RBL and The Westminster Collections hard work being showcased in front of millions of viewers on this momentous occasion.
We hope you can join us by watching the FA Cup Final between Leicester City FC and Chelsea FC live on BBC One on Saturday 15th May. Kick off is at 5:15pm with the coin toss shortly before.