The 2009 issue has reverted back to the Chariot design last seen in 1997.
The coins in the sets have on the obverse the portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley, approved for use on United Kingdom coins from 1998.
Britannia Design - Driving Chariot
In 1997, for the tenth anniversary of the gold Britannia coins, a special design was created, showing Britannia driving a chariot, in the style of Boudicca (Boudicea). This year it has been re-issued using this design, making it a rather special year for the collector of Britannia coins.
Release Date July 2009
The proof Britannia gold sets are usually released each year in August or later. This year we have received our first delivery during July.
Britannia proof sets have been issued every year since 1987.