Bicentenary of the Birth of Florence Nightingale - 2020 Proof Sterling Silver 50p Coin - BIOT
- 2020 released on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory
- A new 50 pence coin marking the Bicentenary of the Florence Nightingale
- Only 199 Available
**Pre-order Please note that orders will be dispatched from 14th of December 2020 onwards in chronological order **Pre-order
Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce a new 50 pence coin in Proof Sterling Silver featuring Florence Nightingale on behalf of the British Indian Ocean Territory.
This year is the Bicentenary of the Birth of Florence Nightingale who is credited as being the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War during which she organised the care for the wounded soldiers and was one of the first to recognise the importance of basic hygiene when it came to infection prevention and control.
Florence Nightingale was a persistent advocate of the best means to prevent the spread of infectious diseases – frequent handwashing - and was a pioneer of evidence based health care from the lessons learned from the high mortality rate of the Crimean War. She concerned herself with every element from the spacing of the beds and the surrounding environment to prevent infection. These lessons have proven to be just as important this year with the spread of the Coronavirus throughout the world where we have been informed that one of our best forms of protection against the current pandemic is to ensure that hands are washed frequently.
The design on the coin itself features a portrait of Florence Nightingale with a cameo of hands being washed under running water. The obverse of the coin features the Pobjoy Mint exclusive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
|Government||British Indian Ocean Territory|
|Metal||Proof Sterling Silver|
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