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.
|Maximum Coin Mintage||400|
|Alloy||22 Carat Gold|
|Reverse Designer||Edwina Ellis|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Pure Metal Type||Gold|
£2 per coin (Full Collection Price £52)