The Stephen Hawking Gold Proof 50 pence celebrates the life and work of one of the worlds most prestigious scientists. This is the first release in a new series of UK coins, each celebrating innovators of science.
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 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.
|Alloy||22 Carat Gold|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Edwina Ellis|
|Mint||The Royal Mint|
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