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50 Pence - Elizabeth II Stephen Hawking; Gold Proof

Features

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 Gold (.916)
Weight 15.5 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Shape Equilateral curve heptagon
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

The Life of Stephen Hawking

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D·50 PENCE·2019·
J.C

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.

Reverse

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

Lettering:
S=kc^3 A / 4ℏG
STEPHEN
HAWKING

Engraver: Edwina Ellis

Edge

Plain

Comments

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  400 Proof

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Catalog United Kingdom 50 Pence - Elizabeth II (Stephen Hawking; Gold Proof)