2020 50p Innovation in Science Rosalind Franklin BU Coin
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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 apex of Brilliant Uncirculated quality.
- Official British legal tender – measures 27.30mm in diameter.
- Housed within an official Royal Mint pack.
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.
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