Since 1871, The FA Cup has provided football fans around the world
with unforgettable moments and exhilarating sporting drama. The unique
structure of the knockout competition allows clubs from the lower tiers
of English football a legitimate chance of coming up against a Premier
League giant, which engenders a feeling of excitement and anticipation
like no other. In a year where the famous competition marks its 150th
anniversary, we celebrate The FA Cup on a UK coin for the very first time.
Kicking off towards the end of the nineteenth century, the number of
teams that now vie for the prestigious trophy has grown to more than 700.
From the early grassroot stages through to the famous third round, which
is when the more established teams of the English Football League join
the competition, the magic of the Cup continues to thrive and captivate