• 2019 Gold Proof Stephen Hawking 50p Reverse
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  • 2019 Gold Proof Stephen Hawking 50p Presentation Box
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  • 2019 Gold Proof Stephen Hawking 50p Reverse
  • 2019 Gold Proof Stephen Hawking 50p Obverse
  • 2019 Gold Proof Stephen Hawking 50p Presentation Box
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2019 Stephen Hawking Gold Proof 50p Coin

The Stephen Hawking Gold Proof 50 pence celebrates the life and work of one of the worlds most prestigious scientists. 

This coin is struck to a proof condition and comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.

The coins sold out within hours at The Royal Mint! These are strictly limited to 1 coin per customer / household. 

This is the first release in a new series of UK coins, each celebrating Innovation In Science. 


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Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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This is the first official UK coin to celebrate physicist, Stephen Hawking. 

Hawking's first book, A Brief History of Time, sold over 10 million copies. It was written for an audience without previous scientific knowledge. The book helped bring science to a new audience. 


The obverse of the coin is the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, which was first introduced in 2015. 


The design on the reverse features a black hole. It was designed by Edwina Ellis, who also designed the UK £1 Bridge series of coins. 

The image shows a black hole, with the text "STEPHEN HAWKING" above it. 


Diameter 27.30 mm
Weight 15.5g
Denomination Fifty Pence
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Reverse Designer Edwina Ellis
Mint The Royal Mint
Mintage  400


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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

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Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.