Buy the 2003 DNA Bimetallic Silver Proof Two Pound Coin
This silver proof coin commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid). This sterling silver coin is a collector's piece that is issued in a presentation box with a certificate.
The 2003 silver proof two pound coin marks the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA by Francis Crick and James Watson. The discovery has impacted on the lives of everyone and anticipates developments that will be of great significance to the future of mankind. 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 two pound coin is British legal tender and is exempt from Capital Gains Tax. Struck in sterling silver, this proof coin comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
Milled with an incuse inscription DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID. There is also an incuse representation of a double helix on the edge.
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The obverse bears the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank Broadley, FRBS, FSNAD, whose initials IRB appear under the head.
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. The coin bears the inscription DNA DOUBLE HELIX 1953 TWO POUNDS 2003
|Actual Silver Content||0.475 Troy Ounce|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||John Mills|
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