The legacy of Stephen Hawking celebrated on a UK 50p coin

A brilliant physicist, Stephen Hawking had a gift for making the complex relatable. Thanks to his keen mind and infectious enthusiasm, a whole new audience grappled with the fundamentals of time and space. As we start an exciting new series celebrating innovators in science, it’s only fitting that the first coin features the most famous British scientist of modern times. Finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard, superior to the change in your pocket, Edwina Ellis’ black hole design commemorates the genius of Hawking’s ground breaking work.

 

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.

Specification

Celebrating the Life of Stephen Hawking 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 8.00g
Diameter 27.30mm
Reverse Designer Edwina Ellis
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2019
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