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

Celebrating the Life of Stephen Hawking



Stephen Hawking brought the universe closer to home with his unique combination of infectious good humour, insight and passion for physics. He became a household name with the release of his book, A Brief History of Time in 1988 which has sold over 10 million copies to date.

Hawking’s insight into the birth of the universe, developed in collaboration with the mathematician and physicist, Roger Penrose, revolutionised humanity’s understanding of the origins of the universe and led to a new model of the first moments of existance.

To commemorate Stephen Hawking’s incredible life and legacy, the Royal Mint has produced a new 50p coin, designed by Edwina Ellis features a stylised black hole bearing Stephen Hawking’s name.

Celebrate the incredible life and achievements of one of the greatest scientists the world has ever seen with this new Brilliant Uncirculated 50p coin.


Country of Issue: United Kingdom

Denomination: 50p

Year: 2019

Diameter: 27.3mm

Weight: 8g

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated

Material: Cupro-Nickel

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