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Celebrate one of science’s brightest stars in fine gold

Few have done more than Stephen Hawking to reframe our understanding of time and space. His groundbreaking work on black holes paved the way for a unifying theory of everything, the holy grail of modern physics. As we embark on a brand-new series of coins commemorating innovators in science, we celebrate the life of this brilliant physicist. Struck in 22 carat gold and finished to finest Proof standard, this 50p coin features a design by printmaker Edwina Ellis inspired by Hawking’s wit, which was always evident alongside his genius.



STEPHEN HAWKING is a trade mark of, and is used by the Royal Mint under licence from, the acting executors of the Estate of Professor Stephen Hawking.

The quotes of Stephen Hawking used are protected by copyright owned by the Estate of Professor Stephen Hawking and may not be reproduced without permission.


Celebrating the Life of Stephen Hawking 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage 400
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 15.500g
Diameter 27.30mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer Edwina Ellis
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Gold
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