Rosalind Franklin 2020 50p Silver Proof Coin

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Rosalind Franklin 2020 50p Silver Proof Coin

$149.00
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24358
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  • Official tribute to pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin
  • Issued to mark the 100th anniversary of Franklin’s birth.
  • Struck to the pinnacle of Proof quality from sterling silver.
  • Strictly limited edition set at just 3,500 coins!
  • Official British legal tender – measures 27.30mm in diameter.
  • 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 sterling silver – and has a limited edition of just 3,500!

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 Silver 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.”

Proof quality – sterling silver

Paying homage to Rosalind Franklin in genuine British legal tender, this sterling silver Proof coin would make a fine addition to any collection. Interesting, important and exclusive, this unique, one-year-only type has a limited edition of 3,500 coins – each presented within an official Royal Mint case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

With only a small number of coins available, you must not miss the chance to secure the Rosalind Franklin 2020 50p Silver Proof Coin! Click add to cart now!

 

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