The second edition of the Football Association (FA) Cup trophy, which cost £25 ($33/€28) to make, was sold today at auction for nearly £760,000.
The historic silver trophy formed as a two-handled cup and cover, surmounted by a figure of a footballer with a football at his feet, was awarded to the winning team in the oldest national football competition in the world between 1896 and 1910.
The trophy had been up for sale by West Ham United co-owner David Gold.
Gold had bought the trophy in 2005 at auction for £478,000 while chairman of Birmingham City, claiming at the time he was preserving the piece of history for the country.
The final was £759,062, including the buyer’s premium.