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1959 was the year a dense fog brought London to a standstill, the USSR launched the Luna 2 spacecraft which became the first man-made object to reach the surface of the moon, UK postcodes were introduced for the first time, and Mattel, Inc. launched the Barbie doll.

This coin was struck two years after the reintroduction of Sovereign production in London in 1957 after a break of almost 20 years. Sovereigns of this era were traded in such abundance that they became the go-to resource for many nation’s gold reserves. This is great for today's collector as these coins are now available in top condition having been carefully stored away since the day they were struck.


Specification Value
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 7.98 g
Diameter 22.05mm
Reverse Designer Benedetto Pistrucci
Obverse Designer Mary Gillick
Specification Value
Quality Circulating
Year 1959
Pure Metal Type Gold
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