• 2004 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Locomotive 24731
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  • 2004 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Locomotive 24733
  • 2004 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Locomotive 24731
  • 2004 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Locomotive 24732
  • 2004 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Locomotive 24733
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2004 UK Coin £2 Gold Proof Locomotive

Buy the 2004 Steam Locomotive Gold Proof Two Pound Coin

This £2 coin was issued to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the first steam locomotive by Richard Trevithick.

  • Struck in 22 carat gold
  • Issued to a proof finish
  • Comes in the original presentation box with certificate of authentication
  • Limited Mintage 1,500


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Issued by the Royal Mint to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Richard Trevithick's Steam Engine. 

The Industrial Revolution was a period that saw countries like Britain progress from being predominantly agrarian to being much more urbanised. The development of the steam engine played a crucial role in this transition.

Although steam-powered engines had been used from the early eighteenth century, they were often large and unreliable machines fixed into position to preform certain tasks. It was not until the beginning of the nineteenth century that a Cornishman, Richard Trevithick, revolutionised steam power by devising the first steam-driven locomotive engine.

Following a bet between Samuel Homfray, owner of the Penydarren Iron Works, and Richard Crayshaw, owner of the Cyfarthfa Iron works, in 1804 Trevithick built a steam engine that could haul ten tones of iron from the Penydarren works along a tramway to Navigation House in Abercynon; a total distance of nine miles. The journey was completed in four hours and five minutes. The first steam-powered vehicle had been driven on rail. Trevithick's engine was the first true steam locomotive.

This 2004 £2 coin was issued in a number of different finishes. Uncirculated for circulation, Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder and as proof coins. The proof coins were issued as silver proof, silver proof piedfort and gold proof. These proof issues come in a presentation box with a certificate.

The edge is milled with an added incuse design of two sets of curves, representing railway arches.


The obverse bears the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley with the inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF


Designed by Robert Lowe, the reverse bears an engraving of the original locamotive with the inscription TWO POUNDS R. TREVITHICK 1804 INVENTION INDUSTRY PROGRESS 2004 



Diameter 28.40mm
Weight 15.98g
Alloy 22 Carat
Fineness 916.6
Actual Gold Content 14.63g
Actual Gold Content 0.4707 Troy Ounce
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Robert Lowe
Mint Royal Mint
Edge Milled
Edge Inscription Incuse design of two sets of railway curves
Mintage 1,500
Finish Proof
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

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  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

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