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2019 Stephen Hawking 50p Silver Proof

UK19STSP 2019 Stephen Hawking 50p Silver Proof Boxed
£45.00
Stephen William Hawking brought physics and theories of the universe from academia to the mainstream. His humour, intelligence and enthusiasm made science accessible and enjoyable. When he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease just after his 20th birthday, he was given a few years to live. Driven by his studies and relationships, Hawking defied the diagnosis and continued with his outstanding research. To celebrate the life and legacy of Stephen Hawking, The Royal Mint released a special ‘Innovation in Science’ series of Fifty Pence coins, including this silver proof version of which 7,000 were minted. The coin features a black hole design in recognition of Hawking’s discoveries on their workings. It was designed by Edwina Ellis who wanted to appeal to Hawking’s sense of humour as well as his scientific achievements. The black hole is paired with Hawking’s name and the entropy equation. Your collectable Fifty Pence also comes with a fantastic fold-out leaflet detailing some of Hawking’s other discoveries, as well as a portrait of the physicist. It is presented in its original black and teal box with certificate of authenticity, and weighs the standard 8.00 grams. Comprised of .925 sterling silver with a diameter of 27.30 milimetres, this is the first coin in the Innovation in Science series from The Royal Mint.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Jody Clark. Fifth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · FIFTY PENCE · 2019'.

Reverse

Black hole design with 'STEPHEN HAWKING' and his entropy equation overlaid. Artist: Edwina Ellis.

Specification

Proof coin. 8.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter 27.30 millimetres. Face value 50p / Fifty Pence.

Presentation

Coin comes in its original presentation and packaging with certificate of authenticity. One of 7,000 in this format.

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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