A new fifty pence coin marking the life and achievments of Stephen Hawking will be available soon. The release date has now been confirmed as the 12th of March 2019 by The Royal Mint.
You can buy the Stephen Hawking Brilliant Uncirculated 50p direct from The Royal Mint for £13 including delivery or you can order the Stephen Hawking Brilliant Uncirculated 50p in The Royal Mint presentation folder today for £12 delivered free* direct from Coin Hunter.
An offical image of the coin has not been released, it will not look exactly like this mock up, but will feature a black hole and STEPHEN HAWKING.
We expect to dispatch all orders in the week commencing the 18th of March 2019.
Coin Hunter has placed and paid for an order with our supplier (an official distributor of The Royal Mint), we expect to receive the items ready to send to you, 3 days after the release date.
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Stephen Hawking Brilliant Uncirculated 50p in offical Royal Mint packaging
This is just a mock up of coin pack - the actual pack will look different.
*Free delivery on a maximum of 2 items.The Stephen Hawking Brilliant Uncirculated 50p is also available for £13 delivered from our eBay shop.
Stephen Hawking Silver Proof 50p in offical Royal Mint packaging
The Stephen Hawking Black Hole 50p coin will NOT enter circulation.
The release date is not yet known, but if it was to be on the first anniversary of the death of Stephen Hawking, you would be able to buy the coin from The Royal Mint website on the 14th March 2019.
To get your hands on the Brilliant Uncirculated version in the official Royal Mint packaging, expect to pay £13 on the website. (£10 + £3 delivery*) Price estimates for the standard silver proof: £55 and for the gold proof £795.
*The delivery charges section on the website showns that orders of £20 and under would incur a £3 standard delivery charge. The minimum spend for free delivery is £45.
The silver proof 50p will come in two versions, the standard coin is the same size as the 50p coins you see in your change, whilst the piedfort version is double the thickness. The 50p design featuring a black hole is likely to be a desirable sought after coin. The subject matter could prove very popular in the UK, as one of our own, Stephen Hawking was admired for his strength of character and inteligence.
The Stephen Hawking 2019 UK 50p Gold Proof Coin will be presented in a wooden box with a numbered certificate of authenticty (COA). The Gruffalo gold proof coin, with an issue limit of 600 - sold out on the first day of release.
Obverse lettering ELIZABETH II ∙ D ∙ G ∙ REG ∙ F ∙ D ∙ 50 PENCE and the date 2019 and for the reverse a depiction of a black hole accompanied by the inscription STEPHEN HAWKING.