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2004 Steam Locomotive £2 Coin

This page contains information about the coin struck to mark the 200th Anniversary of the first steam locomotive by Richard Trevithick. You can use the coin quick links below to find key information fast.

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How much is the Steam Locomotive 2 pound coin worth?
Steam Locomotive £2 Coin value eBay. Good condition circulated examples of this coin are currenly selling on eBay for between £2.50 and £2.70.

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Richard Trevithick Steam Locomotive
Richard Trevithick Steam Locomotive

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.

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Steam Locomotive coin specification and useful information
Alloy Inner: Cupro-nickel
Outer: Nickel-brass
Weight 12.00 g
Diameter 28.4 mm
Reverse Designer Robert Lowe
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Edge Inscription Is milled with an incuse railway line motif.
Year 2004
How many Steam Locomotive £2 coins were minted? 5,004,500

Minting errors: Is there a Steam Locomotive £2 coin mint error?

Sellers of coins from circulation would like to sell coins for as much over face value as possible, so often refer to rare mint error in the description on marketplaces such as eBay. If you are looking to buy this coin, read this first to ensure you do not pay far more than the coin is worth as a collector item.

No mint errors for this coin have been confirmed by The Royal Mint.

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On the Obverse (heads) side of the coin, there are small raised dots around the edge of the silver coloured section of the coin. On some coins these dots may be offset, so, for example they may appear away from the edge above the Queens head and be very close the the edge or missing from the opposite side (below the Queens neck).

This is common on all two pound coins minted before 2015 and is not considered a minting error.

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The design on the edge of the coin, an incuse railway line motif, is upside down when the coin is Obverse (heads) side up.

This is common on all two pound coins and is not a minting error as the design is not struck a certain way up. Any two pound coin can have the design on the edge any way up.

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Page Author: BH | Lasted Updated: 24/04/2018
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