Following a bet between rival Ironwork owners,
in 1804 the Trevithick built a steam engine,
that could haul ten tonnes of iron from the Penydarreen works
along a tramway to Navigation House in Abercynon.
The 9 mile journey took 4 hours and 5 minutes and the ‘Trevithick’
was the first true locomotive driven on rail was born.
The coin comes complete with Certificate of Authenticity and box
The term ‘piedfort’ derived from the French language
literally means ‘strong’ ‘foot’.
The coin is twice the thickness of a standard coin so is nice and chunky!
Metal: .925% Silver
Weight: 24 Grams
Denomination: Two Pound