Rosalind Franklin 2020 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
- Official tribute to pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin
- Issued to mark the 100th anniversary of Franklin’s birth.
- Struck to the apex of Brilliant Uncirculated quality.
- Official British legal tender – measures 27.30mm in diameter.
- Housed within an official Royal Mint pack.
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Official tribute to Rosalind Franklin
An official British legal tender issue, struck by the Royal Mint, this unique Brilliant Uncirculated 50p coin marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin.
One of Britain’s greatest scientists…
Breaking new ground in Britain’s male-dominated scientific community in the 1940s and 1950s, Rosalind Franklin was an accomplished chemist and X-Ray crystallographer. She made invaluable contributions to the study of coal, graphite and viruses, as well as in the fields of RNA and – most crucially – DNA. Franklin’s key role in discovering the molecular structure of DNA was only fully recognised after her untimely death due to cancer at the age of just 37.
An inspired work of numismatic design…
Capturing the importance of this exceptional scientist’s role in the discovery of the structure of DNA, the Rosalind Franklin 2020 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin is an inspired work of numismatic design. In the words of Royal Mint designer, David Knapton…
“To restore Franklin’s rightful role, it was important to include her name (in the design). Adding an A to a third column to line up with the last letters of Rosalind and Franklin to spell DNA felt like a small ‘penny drop’ moment. I can only imagine how Franklin felt when she made her breakthrough discovery.”
Unique, one-year-only type…
Paying homage to Rosalind Franklin in genuine British legal tender, the Royal Mint’s Brilliant Uncirculated copper-nickel 50 pence coin is a must-have. Interesting, important and affordable, this unique, one-year-only type is presented within an official Royal Mint pack.
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|Country of Issue||United Kingdom|
|Year of Issue||2020|
|Issued By||Royal Mint|