#CNS9001 – JFK 50c Trains "Tom Thumb"

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Now you can own an authentic U.S. Half-Dollar enhanced by Mystic with an image of one of the most famous trains in American history – the Tom Thumb .  For over 200 years, trains have captured our imaginations while revolutionizing the transportation industry.  For just $9.99, this coin will give you a glimpse of one train's history... The Tom Thumb was the first steam locomotive built in America.  Peter Cooper designed the four-wheel locomotive in 1830 with a number of improvised parts, including the use of rifle barrels for boiler tubes. The Tom Thumb is most famous for an alleged race that took place on August 28, 1830.  According to legend, the Tom Thumb was preparing for a test run when the driver of a passing horse-drawn car challenged it to a race.  Accepting the challenge, the Tom Thumb easily pulled ahead early in the race (as pictured on this coin).  However, when a belt slipped off the train's blower pulley, the engine lost power, allowing the horse-drawn car to win the race.  In spite of its loss, the Tom Thumb's early lead proved the speed that could be attained with a steam engine.  The next year, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began testing steam engines, giving birth to the locomotive industry in America.
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Add History & Fun to Your Collection with...

Exclusive Tom Thumb Coin – Yours For Just $9.99!

Now you can own an authentic U.S. Half-Dollar enhanced by Mystic with an image of one of the most famous trains in American history – the Tom Thumb .  For over 200 years, trains have captured our imaginations while revolutionizing the transportation industry.  For just $9.99, this coin will give you a glimpse of one train's history...

The Tom Thumb was the first steam locomotive built in America.  Peter Cooper designed the four-wheel locomotive in 1830 with a number of improvised parts, including the use of rifle barrels for boiler tubes.

The Tom Thumb is most famous for an alleged race that took place on August 28, 1830.  According to legend, the Tom Thumb was preparing for a test run when the driver of a passing horse-drawn car challenged it to a race.  Accepting the challenge, the Tom Thumb easily pulled ahead early in the race (as pictured on this coin).  However, when a belt slipped off the train's blower pulley, the engine lost power, allowing the horse-drawn car to win the race. 

In spite of its loss, the Tom Thumb's early lead proved the speed that could be attained with a steam engine.  The next year, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad began testing steam engines, giving birth to the locomotive industry in America.