Rosalind Franklin 2020 50p Gold Proof Coin

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Rosalind Franklin 2020 50p Gold Proof Coin

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  • Official tribute to pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin
  • Issued to mark the 100th anniversary of Franklin’s birth.
  • Strictly limited edition set at a mere 250 coins!
  • Struck to exquisite Proof quality from half an ounce of 22-carat gold.
  • Official British legal tender – spans 27.30mm in diameter.
  • Beautifully presented within an official Royal Mint case.
  • Complete with a Royal Mint Certificate of Authenticity.


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Official tribute to Rosalind Franklin

Marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin, this official British legal tender issue is struck from half a troy ounce of 22-carat gold – and has a limited edition of just 250!

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 brilliant scientist’s role in the discovery of the structure of DNA, the Rosalind Franklin 2020 50p Gold Proof 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.”

22-carat gold – just 250 struck!

Paying homage to Rosalind Franklin in genuine British legal tender, this 22-carat gold Proof coin is interesting, important and very, very exclusive. To be enjoyed by a privileged band of collectors, this unique, one-year-only type has a limited edition of 250 coins! A superb presentation, each of those coins is presented within an official Royal Mint case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

With the limited edition just 250 coins worldwide, we have been able to secure only a tiny number of the Rosalind Franklin 2020 50p Gold Proof Coin. Don’t miss this opportunity – click add to cart now!

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Country of IssueUnited Kingdom
Year of Issue2020
Weight (g)15.5000
Metal Purity (%)91.67
Diameter (mm)27.30
Limited Edition250
Issued ByRoyal Mint
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