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 has announced it will be issuing a brand new 50p coin - the first in an exciting new 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 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.
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Excitingly, this is the first time Stephen Hawking has been represented on a British coinage and is the start of a brand new Royal Mint series celebrating Innovators in Science.
So we’re certain this coin is going to prove incredibly popular with Collectors.
To ensure you don’t miss out, you can secure your Stephen Hawking 50p today for just £4.50 in superior Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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’.
2019 UK Stephen Hawking CERTIFIED BU 50p
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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