The Stephen Hawking 50p – what we know so far…

A Stephen Hawking 50p has just been announced and this new coin for 2019 is set to be out of this world!

 

The Stephen Hawking 50p - what we know so far...

 

The latest Royal Proclamation has revealed that a brand new 50p coin will be issued by The Royal Mint this year, celebrating the life of one of the world’s most acclaimed physicists and ambassadors for science – Stephen Hawking.

The 50p design will feature a stylized depiction of a black hole with the inscription “STEPHEN HAWKING” and the entropy equation.

As a great innovator in his field and one of the most famous British scientists of modern times, it seems a fitting tribute that a new coin should be issued featuring Stephen Hawking.

His breakthrough ideas on the workings of the universe can be seen as a significant contribution to humanity, making the complexities of physics relatable for the everyday person.

Interestingly, Stephen Hawking could become one of only three people in British history to be commemorated on a coin within a year of their death, alongside Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother.

Although all the details have not been released yet and the actual design is still top secret, it seems likely that the Stephen Hawking 50p coin will be hugely popular with the British public.

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38 Comments

  1. Bernice Dilley on March 12, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Hi I would like to purchase 3 Stephen Hawkin 50pence coins for my children. How do I do that ?

    Regards

    Bernice Dilley



  2. Tom Wilde on March 11, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Will the Stephen Hawking’s 50p go in to circulation ??

    or just for purchase in BUNC



  3. Tom on March 7, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Frustrating that there is no news if the 2017/2018/2019 commemorative £2 coins will or will not enter circulation I’d prefer not to pay higher prices to get hold of them spoils the fun



  4. Gerald William Cooper on March 7, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    will be ordering Stephen Hawking 50p have the sherlock coin as part of 2019 collection I would like to know when the next James Cook £2 coin is released please



    • Rachel Hooper on March 7, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      We’ll update you as soon as we know about the Captain Cook £2. Not long to wait now for the Stephen Hawking!



  5. Malc Coombs on March 7, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Please let me know at the earliest date when the Sherlock Holmes 50p will Be available. Many thanks.



  6. Malc Coombs on March 7, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Please let me know at the earliest date when the Sherlock Holmes 50p and the Stephen Hawking 50p will be available. Thank you.



  7. Tracey on March 5, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    I have a £2 pound coin that for some strange reason, the middle of the coin ( the silver part ) has fallen. Does anyone know why this would have happened?



    • Rachel Hooper on March 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Tracey, the middle of the coin wouldn’t fall out on its own, which would lead me to think that your coin has either been tampered with, or is a fake. It’s very interesting though!



  8. Trevor W Haddick on March 3, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Whilst I am not a collector I have 3 sets of £1 round coins of the union have they any value to collectors?



  9. philip cannon on March 2, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I am interested in the sherlock holmes 50p. can you keep me informed when it is available. thank you
    philip



    • Rachel Hooper on March 4, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Hi Philip, we’ll be sure to let everyone know as soon as we hear anything more about the Sherlock Holmes 50p. Thanks, Rachel



  10. Julie webb on March 1, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Wany you know about sherlock Holmes coin please



    • Rachel Hooper on March 4, 2019 at 8:14 am

      Hi Julie, the Sherlock Holmes 50p is available as part of the 2019 set and will be released individually later in the year, although we don’t know when just yet. Thanks, Rachel



  11. Zoe Rowley on March 1, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Very interested in up to date info on Sherlock Holmes please.



  12. Hydren Harrison on March 1, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Can wait for the Sherlock Holmes and Steven Harkins 50p to be released by you to add to my collection. Keep me informed PLEASE, PLEASE….



  13. Tina mepham on February 28, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    I have registered for the Stephen hawkin 50p but can I get the Sherlock Holmes coin on its own



    • Rachel Hooper on March 1, 2019 at 8:39 am

      The Sherlock Holmes 50p has only been released as part of the 2019 set at the moment, but will be available to order individually later in the year. We’ll be letting everyone know as soon as we hear more about the release.



  14. PAUL WILLIAMS on February 28, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    interested in buying the Sherlock Holmes 50p coin



  15. Frank on February 28, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Can I be registered for the Sherlock Holmes 50p please thank you



    • Rachel Hooper on March 1, 2019 at 8:42 am

      So long as you’ve signed up using the form on the blog you’ll be kept up to date when the coin is available to order.



  16. Ron mcnevin on February 28, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Can you let me know when Sherlock Holmes 50 pence are coming on sale thanks



    • Rachel Hooper on March 1, 2019 at 8:43 am

      So long as you’ve signed up using the form on the blog you’ll be kept up to date when the coin is available to order.



  17. David Long on February 28, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Please can you let me know when the 50p Sherlock Holmes is available to purchase
    Many thanks
    Dave



    • Rachel Hooper on March 1, 2019 at 8:43 am

      So long as you’ve signed up using the form on the blog you’ll be kept up to date when the coin is available to order.



      • Peter Glover on March 11, 2019 at 12:37 pm

        Hi,
        Will Westminster be issuing the Stephen Hawkings 50p coin in the original Royal Mint packaging or will it be in Westminster’s own packaging?
        Thanks
        Peter



      • Rachel Hooper on March 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm

        Hi Peter, the coin will be available in Change Checker packaging and as the Official Royal Mint pack. Thanks, Rachel



  18. Rodney Monckton on February 28, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    If a person in history deserved a set of 50p coins it’s Steven Hawkins not one coin but five coins



  19. john on February 25, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    how can I obtain the Sherlock Holmes coin



    • Rachel Hooper on February 26, 2019 at 9:18 am

      The coin isn’t available to purchase yet, but if you register your interest at the bottom of the blog you’ll be kept up to date as soon as we have more information.



  20. Matthew on February 19, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    With the Gruffalo 50p will this be entered into circulation or is it just made for people who are collecting.



    • Rachel Hooper on February 20, 2019 at 9:56 am

      This coin has only been issued in brilliant uncirculated collector’s quality, so unfortunately it won’t be entering circulation.



  21. Donna Mcneilis on February 19, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks for emailing me regarding gruffalo 50p.managed to order one from yourselves.still trying to obtain sherlock holmes 50p and ihave registered my interest instephen hawkins.kind regards donna



  22. Adam Simpson on February 18, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I think this will be the best 50p coin in the collection .isic newton was very good .but this will be unreal .when will it come out ?



    • Rachel Hooper on February 19, 2019 at 8:21 am

      I agree Adam, this will be a great coin! We don’t know when it will come out yet, but if you register your interest using the sign up on the blog you’ll be kept up to date with any news about the coin.