Rosalind Franklin 50p

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2020 Rosalind Franklin 50p coin

The Rosalind Franklin 50p was released in 2020 and inspired by the failure to credit Rosalind Franklin for the part she played in determining the structure of DNA,

Rosalind Franklin made a crucial contribution to the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA, but some would say she got a raw deal. Biographer Brenda Maddox called her the “Dark Lady of DNA,” based on a once disparaging reference to Franklin by one of her coworkers.

Rosalind becomes the second scientist to be celebrated in The Royal Mint’s Innovation in Science series, following the 2019 Stephen Hawking 50p.

The Rosalind Franklin commemorative 50p was designed by a member of the Royal Mint internal Creative Team, David Knapton snd features a depiction of her famous Photograph 51, which enabled her to discover the structure of DNA. The obverse features the 5th portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, by Jody Clark.

Rosalind Franklin 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Rosalind Frank 50p Brilliant Uncirculated
Rosalind Frank 50p Brilliant Uncirculated

Issue Price: £10.00

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  • The first time Rosalind Franklin and her achievements have been celebrated on a UK coin
  • Celebrate the legacy of one of Britain’s greatest scientists
  • Build your Innovation in Science coin collection
  • Produced in collaboration with King’s College London where Franklin’s DNA research took place
  • Housed in educational packaging that brings Rosalind Franklin’s story to life
  • Product Code: UK20RFBU

Rosalind Franklin 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Specification

DENOMINATION 50p
ALLOY Cupro-Nickel
WEIGHT 8.00 g
DIAMETER 27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNER David Knapton
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Brilliant Uncirculated
YEAR 2020

This coin is not intended for circulation (NIFC).

Silver Proof Coin

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rosalind-franklin-50p-silver-coin

Limited Edition 3,500

  • Issue Price: £57.50
  • Product Code: UK20RFSP

Silver Proof Coin Specification

SPECIFICATION VALUE
DENOMINATION 50p
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE 4195
ALLOY .925 Sterling Silver
WEIGHT 8.00 g
DIAMETER 27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNER David Knapton
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2020
PURE METAL TYPE Silver

50p Gold Proof Coin

Rosalind Frank 50p Gold Proof Coin
Rosalind Frank 50p Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition 250

  • Issue Price: £1,100
  • Product Code: UK20RFGP

Gold Proof Coin

SPECIFICATION VALUE
DENOMINATION 50p
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE 250
ALLOY 22 Carat Gold
WEIGHT 15.50 g
DIAMETER 27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNER Dave Knapton
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2020
PURE METAL TYPE Gold

Additional information

Weight 8 g
Dimensions 27.3 mm