Own the Rosalind Franklin 50p in superior silver proof quality
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Own the Rosalind Franklin 50p in superior silver proof quality

Rosalind Franklin is one of Britain’s best scientific minds. Without her ground-breaking research we would not understand the complexities of DNA as we do today.

To mark the 100th anniversary of her birth, and to celebrate her legacy, in 2020 The Royal Mint authorised a UK 50p to be issued, as part of their Innovation in Science series.

Rosalind Franklin at the heart of the DNA story

Struck from .925 silver to an immaculate proof finish this 50p coin has been designed by David Knapton and features the infamous Photograph 51 that led Franklin to her discovery that DNA has a double helix structure.

High demand expected

Crucially, JUST 3,500 single coins have been issued worldwide.

Demand was unprecedented for the first coin in the Innovation in Science series – the Stephen Hawking 50p. The entire 5,500 Silver Proof edition limit SOLD OUT in record time just a matter of hours.

The significantly reduced edition limit means that there will be 5,500 collectors eager to continue the Innovation in Science series, but ONLY TWO THIRDS of them will be able to own this new issue.

Act quickly yours for the Royal Mint issue price

It’s inevitable that many collectors will miss out on this new issue. Make sure you’re not one of them by taking swift action today.

As official distributors we’ve been fortunate to secure a release day allocation of JUST 300 coins. But with high demand expected, for the reasons above, you’ll need to act quickly to secure yours.

The good news is you can add it to your collection today for JUST £55 (+p&p) – that’s the Royal Mint issue price.

Just click 'add to basket' to order yours now.

Order Ref 185/966R/Y


  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Year of Issue: 2020
  • Coin Diameter: 27.3mm
  • Coin Weight: 8g
  • Obverse: Jody Clark
  • Reverse: David Knapton
  • Metal: .925 Silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Edition Limit: 3,500

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.