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A new United Kingdom 50p has been issued to mark the one year anniversary of Stephen Hawking’s passing on 14th March 2018 but to also celebrate his life and contributions to science.
Struck by The Royal Mint to a pristine Brilliant Uncirculated finish, the reverse features a design by Edwina Ellis, which has been approved by the Hawking Estate. It depicts a swirling black hole and showcases his most famous scientific equation relating to black holes. This was his crowning achievement, and requested it be inscribed on his gravestone.
Commemorative coins released to mark a death are usually issued at landmark anniversaries, but this tribute to the great late physicist has been issued less than a year after his passing, by two days.
This makes it potentially the fastest issued commemorative marking a death. Because of the remarkable speed at which it has been issued, this coin is likely to be in high demand.
Thousands of Brilliant Uncirculated Stephen Hawking 50p coins will be struck, but just 500 will be officially postmarked by the Royal Mail with the date 14.03.2019 – exactly one year anniversary since the renowned physicist’s death.
What’s more, each coin comes protectively sealed in a tamper-proof numismatic capsule with its own unique serial number so you can even register it online to receive your official DateStamp™ registration certificate.
Importantly, because of the special one-day-only postmark, just 500 of these issues will ever be made available.
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UK 2019 50p DateStamp Issue
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- Country of Issue: UK
- Year of Issue: 2019
- Coin Diameter: 27.3mm
- Coin Weight: 8g
- Obverse: QEII by Jody Clark
- Metal: Cupro-Nickel
- Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated
- Postmarking Date: 14th March 2019
- Maximum Authorised Release Quantity: 500
- DateStamp (TM) is a trademark of 288 Group Ltd