50 Pence - Elizabeth II Stephen Hawking; Silver Proof


Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 50 Pence
0.50 GBP = 0.62 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

The Life of Stephen Hawking


Fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.


Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.


An image of a black hole amid swirling lines angled to inspire thoughts of space curving around an event horizon with lettering.

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Engraver: Edwina Ellis




The Cambridge professor made clear that he would like what is known as Hawking’s equation carved onto his grave. The design is approved by the Hawking estate.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  7,000 76.76 Proof

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