2004 Steam Locomotive Circulated £2

£3.25

  • Year: 2004
  • Metal: Cupro-Nickel (Inner) Nickel-brass (Outer)
  • Type: Bi-metallic
  • Diameter: 28.4m
  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Condition: Circulation
  • Mintage: 5,004,500

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Description

Richard Trevithick was born in 1771 and became an engineer, with his greatest achievement the successful use of high-pressure steam in his 1804 locomotive. On 21st February 1804, his locomotive became the first to use high-pressure steam to transport 10 tons of iron and 70 men over almost 10 miles. This was a great engineering milestone, and changed the way that steam was used.

This coin, issued in 2004, represents Trevithick’s steam locomotive, surrounded by a cog with key details around the outside. This reverse design is by Robert Lowe and was accompanied by the obverse from Ian Rank-Broadley. The edge inscription is of a railway line pattern.

Additional information

Weight 33 g

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