This two-coin set celebrates the Centenary of Flying Scotsman.
The Royal Mint says about it:
The Mint says about it:
"Deriving its name from the daily 10.00 am London to Edinburgh rail service, Flying Scotsman is an impressive feat of British engineering that endures as a living symbol of the great age of steam.
No stranger to breaking railway records, it currently holds the title of the oldest working locomotive still operating on the United Kingdom’s mainline railways. Its record-breaking achievements, which have endeared it to railway enthusiasts and members of the public alike, include being the first locomotive in the UK to reach 100mph and the first locomotive to circumnavigate the globe.
Built in Doncaster in 1923 and designed by Nigel Gresley, Flying Scotsman was originally part of the newly formed London and North Eastern Railway (LNER). In 1924, an appearance at the British Empire Exhibition in London marked the beginning of a publicity run that would see Flying Scotsman become recognised all over the world."
The £2 coin is in Proof FDC grade in 22 carat gold. The sovereign is in circulated grade.