|Country||Cook Islands (the)|
|Face Value||10 Dollars|
The Mallard Steam Locomotive holds a top speed record. It was one of the A4 class locomotives of the British London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and achieved a top speed of 203 km/h on July 3, 1938, along the slightly descending Stoke Bank on the East Coast Main Line. This is the world speed record for steam locomotives. At the time of its record, the locomotive no. 4468, built in 1938, had been in operation for five months. The Mallard is 21 m long and weighs 165 tons. Although it is still operational today, it was decommissioned in 1963 (after 25 years of operation). Restored to its original state, complete with the original blue paint and red wheels, it was first exhibited in the Clapham Railway Museum in London and is now on display at the National Railway Museum in York, United Kingdom.
This coin has a small mintage of only 499 pieces. Each coin carries its own serial number on its edge, which ranges from 001/499 to 499/499. Thus, the Mallard – Spirit of Trains coin is also ideal as a precious, beautifully made gift.