Extremely limited: Rosalind Franklin Silver Piedfort 50p
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Extremely limited: Rosalind Franklin Silver Piedfort 50p


Extremely limited: Rosalind Franklin Silver Piedfort 50p

To mark the 100th anniversary of Rosalind Franklin's birth, and to celebrate her legacy, The Royal Mint has authorised for a brand new UK 50p to be issued, as part of their Innovation in Science series.

Bu there’s one coin in the range that completely steals the show…

Rosalind Franklin Silver Piedfort 50p

Struck from .925 silver to an immaculate proof finish this brand new 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.

Visually Piedforts are a real talking point. They are struck on superior double-thickness blanks and finished to the very highest proof quality. Double the thickness means they are double the weight of the Silver Proof issue and contain double the amount of silver.

Not enough to meet demand

Significantly, JUST 1,500 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 2,500 Silver Piedfort edition limit SOLD OUT in record time – just a matter of hours.

The significantly reduced edition limit means that there will be 2,500 collectors eager to continue the Innovation in Science series, but ONLY 1,500 of them will be able to own this new issue.

Take swift action – yours for JUST £25

As official distributors we’ve been fortunate to secure a release day allocation of just 150 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 £25 (+p&p) followed by four further interest-free instalments.

Remember, just 1,500 collectors in the world will ever be able to own this coin. Make sure you’re one of them.

Click 'add to basket' now to ensure you don't miss out.

Order Ref 185/V561/0
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Price £125.00 (+ £3.99 p&p)


  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Year of Issue: 2020
  • Coin Diameter: 27.3mm
  • Coin Weight: 16g
  • Obverse: Jody Clark
  • Reverse: David Knapton
  • Metal: .925 Silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Edition Limit: 1,500

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.