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2003 DNA Double Helix 50th Anniversary £2 Piedfort Silver Proof

2003 DNA Double Helix 50th Anniversary £2 Piedfort Silver Proof Boxed
£49.00
The Royal Mint released this silver proof Two Pound coin to mark 50 years since the discovery of the structure of DNA by Francis Crick and James Watson. For this celebratory coin, the reverse is designed by sculptor John Mills. The image features the double helix spiralling across the coin, with strands highlighting the strands of chromosomes and the letter notations for the four main components of DNA. This is paired on the obverse with Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Struck in 24.00 grams of .925 sterling silver, this edition is from a limited edition presentation of 10,000 coins. Offered by The Britannia Coin Company in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with a certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse 

Fourth portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. Legend: 'ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF ·'.

Reverse

Designed by John Mills. Double helix filling the centre of the coin. Around above: 'DNA DOUBLE HELIX'; below: '1953 TWO POUNDS 2003'. 

Specification

Piedfort coin, struck to proof standard. 24.00 grams of .925 sterling silver, outer disc plated with fine gold. Diameter: 28.40 millimetres

Presentation

From a limited edition presentation of 10,000 coins, offered in its original packaging from The Royal Mint with a certificate of authenticity.

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