The 11th November is a poignant day when the nation gathers and falls silent to remember the fallen men and women from conflicts past and present.
But did you know that this year makes the centenary of the Royal British Legion?
And as a tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, a selection of exceptional coins have just been released.
They feature a BRAND NEW design for the Centenary with some of the lowest edition limits to date, easily making them the most important Royal British Legion coin issues yet!
And in my latest video I tell you everything you need to know…
If you’re interested…
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.
Watching the @EmiratesFACup final between @ChelseaFC and @LCFC? ⚽ Keep your eyes peeled for the coin toss featuring a limited edition 50 pence piece created by our partners @WestminsterGB to mark our centenary. #RBL100 #EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/h9UZeRhgwQ— Royal British Legion (@PoppyLegion) May 15, 2021
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.
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.
If you’re interested…
This year we mark 100 years of the Royal British Legion!
And in my latest video I take a closer look at the FIVE brand new 50p coins that have been issued to mark this incredible anniversary.
This release is sure to prove popular for many reasons, but the highlight has to be that a donation from each sale will be made on your behalf to help the Royal British Legion continue their work providing lifelong support for the Armed Forces community.
Watch my latest video to find out more…