The Sovereign 1959 | The Royal Mint

1959 Queen Elizabeth II Sovereign

Minimum of Very Fine condition

  • Struck in a significant year in British and World history
  • An original 22 carat gold Sovereign struck in 1959
  • Features the portrait of Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick
Price: £530.00
  • Limited Stock
  • Shipping within 3 - 5 working days.
  • Product code: HISV1959

In 1959 many significant events took place that would shape the modern world as we know it.

  • The USSR launched the Luna 2 spacecraft, crashing into the moon and becoming the first man made object to reach the surface of the Moon
  • The UK’s first direct dial pay phone launched in Bristol, with the Deputy Lord May making the first call to the Lord Mayor of London
  • Britain’s oldest motorway the M1 opened, connecting London to Birmingham

Perhaps the most significant event was the announcement that British Empire day becomes Commonwealth Day, which still runs to the present. This year’s Commonwealth Day is on the 9th of March and there will be a multi-faith service held at Westminster Abbey.

Quality Uncirculated
Year 1959
Pure Metal Type Gold

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