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Item:1329856709242019 UK Stephen Hawking CERTIFIED BU 50p Stephen Hawking was one of the world’s most prodigious physicists but he was also a renowned ambassador for science. His breakthrough work on black holes and the popularisation of science are seen as significant contributions to humanity. To commemorate the life of Stephen Hawking, The Royal Mint has announced it will be issuing a brand new 50p coin - the first in an exciting new series celebrating Innovators in Science. It is only fitting that the first coin in the series features the most famous British scientist of modern times. What’s more, Stephen Hawking will become only the third person in British history to have been commemorated on a coin within a year of their death – the other two being Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother. The Design The reverse of the coin, designed by Edwina Ellis, features a stylised black hole and the inscription ‘Stephen Hawking’. It also shows the Bekenstein-Hawking formula, which describes the thermodynamic entropy of a black hole. The obverse shows Her Majesty the Queen as designed by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark. Secure yours today Excitingly, this is the first time Stephen Hawking has been represented on a British coinage and is the start of a brand new Royal Mint series celebrating Innovators in Science. So we’re certain this coin is going to prove incredibly popular with Collectors. To ensure you don’t miss out, you can secure your Stephen Hawking 50p today for just £3.99 in superior Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Your coin will come protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging, with the all-important Brilliant Uncirculated hologram. Finally, this coin is not going to enter general circulation, so the only way to add one to your collection is to secure yours by clicking ‘Add to basket’. Specifications Year of Issue: 2018Country of Issue: United KingdomDenomination: 50pMetal: Cupro-NickelWeight: 8.00gDiameter: 27.30mmReverse Designer: Edwina ElliaObverse Designer: Jody ClarkFinish: Brilliant Uncirculated Payment & postage PolicyWe accept PayPal and Credit Payments. We offer combined postage discounts when multiple items are purchased using the eBay Basket. The first item added to your basket will be charged the initial £2.99 postage cost and each extra item added is only charged 20p. Thanks for shopping with us. About Us Our goal is to make change collecting fun and accessible to all, through offering a wide range of coin collections and accessories at competitive prices. We help Change Checkers by providing the FREE Change Checker Website App which allows you to Find, Collect, and Swap the coins in your pocket. We've created a community of Change Checkers on social media platforms and provide all the latest news and information about UK coins via the Change Checker blog. 2019 - Change Checker®Country/Region of Manufacture:United Kingdom, Year of Issue:2019, Denomination:50p
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2019 UK Stephen Hawking CERTIFIED BU 50p [Ref 488K]