In 2003, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the discovery of DNA, the Royal Mint released a Limited Issue DNA £2 Two Pound Proof Coin.
The new Two Pound Coin celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA by Francis Crick and James Watson.
The discovery marks an event that has impacted on the lives of everyone. But as well as acknowledging the achievement of the last fifty years, the coin anticipates developments that will be of great significance to the future of mankind.
Already DNA is used as a vital tool in many fields of scientific investigation and it is clear that in its application, there are enormous advances to come.
The DNA coin has a face value of two pounds.
The reverse shows a celebration of the discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule by John Mills.
The obverse features Ian Rank Broadley's mature, reflective portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
These legal tender coins have been struck to proof quality using specially prepared dies and highly polished blanks.
Issuing Country: United Kingdom
Metal: Cupro Nickel
Weight: 12.00 Grams
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