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  • 1 Dollar 2018, British Virgin Islands, Elizabeth II, 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia
  • 1 Dollar 2018, British Virgin Islands, Elizabeth II, 2018 Football (Soccer) World Cup in Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. This will be the first World Cup ever held in Eastern Europe, and the first held in Europe since 2006.

The 20 World Cup tournaments have been won by eight different national teams. Brazil have won five times, and they are the only team to have played in every tournament. The other World Cup winners are Germany and Italy, with four titles each; Argentina and inaugural winner Uruguay, with two titles each; and England, France and Spain, with one title each. The current champion is Germany, which won its fourth title at the 2014 tournament in Brazil.

The World Cup is the most prestigious association football tournament in the world as well as the most widely viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceeding even the Olympic Games; the cumulative audience of all matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup was estimated to be 26.29 billion with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the final match, a ninth of the entire population of the planet.


Depicts an effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II, wearing the George IV State Diadem and drop earrings, which is an exclusive design to the Pobjoy Mint. The year of issue is included in the legend placed around the Queen’s portrait.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.



Depicts two footballers tackling for the ball. The 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Marks appear on the coin tying in elements to represent football along with symbols of Russian folk art and including a symbolic star for the Championship. The main design is surrounded by a dome which leads to an image St George, who is the Patron Saint of Russia, slaying the dragon.


Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight -
Diameter 38.6 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment -
Pobjoy Mint (PM)

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