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2004 First Steam Locomotive £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 10,233, 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 10,233 coins, presented in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with numbered certificate of authenticity.

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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