200th Anniversary of the first steam locomotive by Richard Trevithick

200th Anniversary of the first steam locomotive by Richard Trevithick

1983 £1

Issued 2004
Specifications  
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12.0g
Thickness 2.5 mm
Composition

Outer:  Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc)
Inner:  Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)

 

Obverse Designers Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Robert Lowe
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription  Is milled with an incuse railway line motif
Mintage  5,004,500* 

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The first base metal £2 coin was issued in the United Kingdom in 1986 to commemorate the Thirteenth Commonwealth Games which that year were held in Scotland.  Commemorative £2 coins continued to be issued in single colour nickel-brass for special occasions.

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

*Mintage figure based on UK decimal coins issued into general circulation up to 31/12/12