This 2003 DNA £2 gold proof coin was made by the Royal Mint tho Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953
According to the Royal Mint:
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 achievements 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 ans it is clear that in its appication there are enormous advances to come.
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The fourth of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank Broadley, FRBS, FSNAD, whose initials IRB appear under the head, as used on all British coins from 1998.
The reverse, according to the Royal Mint, shows a celebration of the discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule, by John Mills. We presume they mean the design or engraving was by John Mills, not the discovery of DNA.
DNA DOUBLE HELIX
1953 TWO POUNDS 2003
|Alloy Inner:||22 Carat Yellow Gold|
|Alloy Outer:||22 Carat Red Gold|
|Actual Gold Weight||0.4708 troy ounce|
|Reverse Designer||John Mills|
|Obverse Designer:||Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS|
|Mint:||The Royal Mint|
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