Circulating mintage: 5,004,500
Years of issue:
5 - Common
The first steam engine locomotive was built by mining engineer Richard Trevithick and travelled from Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales to Abercynon on its first journey in 1804, carrying 10 tons of iron, 5 wagons and 70 people on the 9 mile trip. The reverse design pays tribue to this first engine know as the 'Pennydarren' which started the growth of railway transport in the 19th Century.
Edge Inscription: (Milled with an incuse railway line motif)