2019 UK Stephen Hawking CERTIFIED BU 50p
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2019 UK Stephen Hawking CERTIFIED BU 50p

Stephen Hawking was one of the world’s most prodigious physicists but he was also a renowned ambassador for science.

His breakthrough work on black holes and the popularisation of science are seen as significant contributions to humanity.

To commemorate the life of Stephen Hawking, The Royal Mint have issued the first in an exciting 50p series celebrating Innovators in Science.

It is only fitting that the first coin in the series features the most famous British scientist of modern times.

What’s more, Stephen Hawking will become only the third person in British history to have been commemorated on a coin within a year of their death – the other two being Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother.

The Design

The reverse of the coin, designed by Edwina Ellis, features a stylised black hole and the inscription ‘Stephen Hawking’.

It also shows the Bekenstein-Hawking formula, which describes the thermodynamic entropy of a black hole.

The obverse shows Her Majesty the Queen as designed by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark.

 Secure yours today

This coin is now only available to own in Brilliant Uncirculated base metal quality. Best of all you can secure it in Official Change Checker Packaging for just £4.50 +p&p.

Your coin will come protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging, with the all-important Brilliant Uncirculated hologram.

Finally, this coin is not going to enter general circulation, so the only way to add one to your collection is to secure yours by clicking ‘Add to basket’. 

Also available in Official Royal Mint packaging for just £10 >>>

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  • Country of Issue: United Kingdom
  • Year of Issue: 2019
  • Coin Diameter: 27.3mm
  • Coin Weight: 8g
  • Obverse: QEII by Jody Clark
  • Reverse: Edwina Ellis
  • Metal: Cupro-Nickel
  • Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated

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