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England’s Football World Cup Win Celebrated on Coins

22 Sep 2016  Thu

The 50th anniversary of England’s 1966 Football World Cup win over Germany in Wembley Stadium was celebrated with the launch of new coins by the Treasury of Alderney.

England was the host nation who played against Uruguay in Group One and the game resulted in a scoreless draw. Then they played against the formidable team of Mexico and won the match 2-0. They faced France in the next round when Roger Hunt scored both goals for England as they made it to the quarter-finals against Argentina from Group Two. They won the quarterfinals against Argentina 1-0 and faced Portugal in the semi-finals. After winning the semis England entered the Football World Cup finals for the first time ever!

They faced Germany in the finals who were considered to be one of the most powerful teams in those days. Geoff Hurst from England was the only man to score a hat-trick in any World Cup final. At the end, the scoreboard read 4-2 England.

Captain Bobby Moore was presented with the championship trophy by the Queen.

The reverse depicts the Jules Rimet Trophy or the original Football World Cup and the reverse depicts the common portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

There is no mintage limit for the Five Pounds Cupro-nickel 28 Grams BU coins.

The mintage limit for the Five Pounds .925 silver 28 Grams Proof coin is 6600 pieces and that of the Five Pounds .999.9 Gold 39.94 Grams Proof coin is 120 pieces.

A donation from each coin purchased will be made to the Bobby Moore Fund, which works towards research into bowel cancer.

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