2019 Stephen Hawking 50p is in BU, Silver Proof and Gold Proof.
Innovation in Science
The life and legacy of Stephen Hawking celebrated on a UK coin.
Stephen Hawking was one of science’s brightest stars, overcoming debilitating physical challenges to scale extraordinary intellectual heights.
Unconventional, witty and passionate, few have done more to bring complex ideas into the mainstream.
Hawking’s book, A Brief History of Time, became an unlikely bestseller and he helped to reframe our understanding of the universe, encouraging a whole new audience to grapple with the fundamentals of time and space. As we approach the first anniversary of his passing, we look back at the life of this brilliant physicist and the discoveries that made him famous.