Richard Trevithick was born in a small Cornish mining village in 1771 and was surrounded by engineering at an early age, which paved the way for him to become the pivotal inventor and engineer who was responsible for inventing the first ever working steam locomotive…
During his school years, Trevithick paid little attention in class and instead focused on sports; however he also had a natural aptitude for arithmetic, and always managed to get to the correct answer using unconventional methods.
During his time working in the mining community, Trevithick began to pioneer the use of high-pressure steam, and started building and modifying steam engines around this principle. As time went on, and boiler technology improved, Trevithick realised this now allowed for the safe production of high-pressure steam; which meant engines could be smaller and more economical to run.
Trevithick’s early applications of high-pressure steam ranged from stationary engines to steam-road locomotives. In 1802, Trevithick built his first steam locomotive for the Coalbrookdale Ironworks in Shropshire.
In 1804, the first officially recorded steam-hauled railway journey took place when another one of Trevithick’s locomotives hauled a train from the Pen-y-Darren Ironworks in Merthyr Tydfil to Abercynon in South Wales.
Trevithick’s inventions were responsible for revolutionising the mining industry and he became a well-respected figure in both mining and engineering circles because of it. Trevithick even had some involvement in the early development of the Thames Tunnel, and several different nautical projects, however the successful first working steam locomotive remains his most well-known claim to fame.
Now commemorated on a BRAND NEW range of coins
And now, a portrait of Richard Trevithick features on a BRAND NEW range of coins, exclusive for Westminster Collectors.
This is the first time a portrait of this pivotal inventor and engineer from our history has been featured on a British Isles coin, and the edition limits for each of the three specifications this coin has been issued in, are very low…
You can explore this coin range using the link below – however, with such low edition limits on each of this coins specifications, you’ll need to act fast if you want to add one to your collection!
La Monnaie de Paris has more artistic excellence, minting quality and a certain je ne sais quio than any other.
Their pieces are more than coins – they’re true works of art.
And that’s why I really wanted to film an unboxing video showcasing THREE of their brand new Harry Potter coins.
All of them are sold out on the International market, but we have been able to get hold of a small number of coins. You’ll have to be quick to make sure you’re one of a select number of UK collectors to own one of these artistic masterpieces.
If you’re interested…
This year Her Majesty becomes the first monarch in British history to celebrate a 95th birthday – an incredible milestone that has been celebrated, albeit in a slightly different way, this year.
And now to mark this incredible achievement a fantastic set of BRAND NEW 50p coins have been issued by the Isle of Man and fully approved by Her Majesty the Queen.
Check out the coins below and all the information you’ll need to order your favourites.
The COMPLETE Brilliant Uncirculated 50p Set
This fantastic collection features all six new 50p coins, each struck to a Brilliant Uncirculated quality and each featuring a specially commissioned portrait of Her Majesty by sculptor Luigi Badia, charting her reign from the 1950s to the present day.
What’s more, the coins will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack that has been designed specifically for your coins.
This complete set is surely a MUST-HAVE for any serious coin collectors, so if you’d like to secure one for your collection for JUST £37.50 (+p&p).
The STRICTLY LIMITED Queen’s 95th Birthday Silver 50p Coin
You also have the chance to own the BRAND NEW 50p coin as a strictly limited Silver Proof! Your coin will come complete in a presentation case with a numbered certificate guaranteeing your coin’s place within the strict edition limit.
The Silver Proof editions are without a doubt the collector’s favourite and almost always completely SELL-OUT. And with an edition limit of JUST 4,995 coins, you’ll need to act now if you want to secure one for your collection.
The COMPLETE Queen’s 95th Birthday Silver Proof 50p Collection
One of the most limited ways to own these brand new coins is the Silver Proof Collection. With just 1,495 available to collectors worldwide, a sell-out is inevitable.
Each coin has been struck from .925 Sterling Silver to a Proof finish and comes ready to present in a deluxe presentation case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Queen’s 95th Birthday Gold Proof 50p
Just 250 of these special new coins are also being struck from 22 Carat Gold. That’s a TINY number and is sure to be snapped up almost immediately by collectors.
This is an extremely exclusive and limited release, so if you want to secure one for your collection you really will need to act now.