2 Pounds (UK, 2004)

image2 Pounds – 2004. A steam locomotive engine

 

 

Date of Issue & Mintage

2004 – 5,004,500

Is milled with an incuse railway line motif. 200th Anniversary of the first steam locomotive by Richard Trevithick

A representation of a steam locomotive engine with the words ‘TWO POUNDS’ above and inside a cog wheel, the words R.TREVITHICK 1804 INVENTION INDUSTRY PROGRESS 2004 as a circumscription designed by Robert Lowe

Obverse Designers Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Robert Lowe

About the design

A representation of a steam locomotive engine with the words ‘TWO POUNDS’ above and inside a cog wheel, the words R.TREVITHICK 1804 INVENTION INDUSTRY PROGRESS 2004 as a circumscription

In 1804 the first steam locomotive, designed by the Cornish engineer Richard Trevithick, made its historic journey in South Wales. His invention led to the development of rail travel and played an important part in the industrial revolution. To mark the 200th anniversary of this great achievement The Royal Mint issued a new two-pound coin in 2004. The reverse design is the work of Royal Mint engraver Robert Lowe and is based on Trevithick’s 1804 Penydarren locomotive.

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