2009 was a momentous year. In Britain, Harry Patch the last surviving soldier to serve in the First World War, passed away at the age of 111. As one chapter in history closed a new one opened as the people of the United States of America elected Barack Obama as president - the first African-American to achieve the influential position. In cricket, England regained the Ashes and the Statue of Liberty's crown finally reopened to the public, eight years after the attacks on the Twin Towers. Recall an eventful year with this majestic gold Sovereign from The Royal Mint, where it was struck in 2009.
|Alloy||22 Carat Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Benedetto Pistrucci|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|