Special Poppy Coin to be used for 2021 FA Cup Final coin toss

A poppy coin, to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion, will be used at this year’s FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Leicester City.

On May 15, the day of the Final itself, the RBL celebrates its 100th anniversary and, more importantly, 100 years of support to those who have served with Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

It all began in May 1921, in the aftermath of the First World War, when four national organisations of ex-Servicemen came together to give a unified voice to those facing the bleak reality of Britain after that deadly conflict.

In the years since, the RBL has adapted and enhanced its services and continues to support today’s serving and ex-serving personnel.

On behalf of the RBL, The Westminster Collection has produced a beautiful full-colour RBL Centenary 50p coin, which bears the image of Her Majesty the Queen on one side, and the two-petal poppy on the other.

The RBL Centenary Brilliant Uncirculated 50p coin - Special Poppy Coin to be used for 2021 FA Cup Final coin toss
The 2021 Royal British Legion Centenary Brilliant Uncirculated 50p Coin

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.”

You can watch 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.

Keep an eye on The Westminster Collection Facebook and Instagram for updates during the day, and follow The Royal British Legion on Twitter and Instagram.

If you’re interested…

You can see the full range of 2021 Poppy Coins here, and own your own limited edition featuring the same design as the coin used at the FA Cup Final… click here for details.