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2004 Steam Locomotive 200th Anniversary £2 Silver Proof

2004 Steam Locomotive 200th Anniversary £2 Silver Proof Boxed
£30.00
In 1804 Richard Trevithick revolutionised steam power by devising the first steam-driven locomotive engine. 200 years on, this innovation was commemorated with a Two Pound silver proof coin from The Royal Mint. This 2004 coin features a reverse by Robert Lowe, showing Trevithick’s’ locomotive Penydarren, sitting in a frame of a cogwheel, representing the Industrial Revolution which the new technology kick started. On the obverse is Ian Rank-Broadley’s regal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This coin is from a limited issue of 25,000, struck to proof standard in 12.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. It’s offered in its original packaging from The Royal Mint which includes a certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse 

Fourth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·'.

Reverse

Designed by Robert Lowe. A depiction of Richard Trevithick’s Locomotive Penydarren. Inner disc surrounded by cogwheel design. Above the engine: 'TWO POUNDS'. Running continuously around the edge 'R. TREVITHICK 1804 INVENTION  · INDUSTRY · PROGRESS 2004'.

Specification

12.00 grams of .925 sterling silver with fine gold plated outer ring, and a diameter of 28.40 millimetres. Struck to proof standard.

Presentation

From a mintage limit of 25,000 coins, presented in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with numbered certificate of authenticity.

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