Founder of modern computer science, English mathematician and philosopher, Alan Turing is famed for his leading role in breaking Nazi ciphers during the Second World War by decoding the Enigma Machine.
His contributions to the war effort, along with his concepts in theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence make him one of the most influential British figures of the 20th century.
In 2022, to celebrate his life and achievements, The Royal Mint have issued a brand new 50p coin, designed by Matt Dent and Christian Davies.
Tucked behind a representation of machine cogs, in a touching nod to Turing’s code-breaking, Bombe, enigma-inspired code features as an inscription.
But, this coin’s design also features several secret features, which are SURE to grab the attention of the most serious coin collectors. Can you decipher them?
GEARS GRIN THAN
Can you spot the words ‘GEARS GRIN THAN’ on the design of this coin?
When these words are entered into the ‘What 3 Words‘ navigation database, it shows a location for the University of Cambridge, where Turing studied mathematics!
ONLY A FORETASTE OF WHAT’S TO COME
The next hidden message is one of my favourite features of any UK coin.
Alan Turing’s famous quote ‘Only a foretaste of what is to come’ appears as an inscription.
This quote came from his reflections of his code-breaking machine, Bombe.
CD AND MD
And of course, the designers behind this fantastic design get an honorary feature, with Christian Davies and Matt Dent’s initials featuring as an inscription.
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Wartime hero, Alan Turing
Alan Turing is so famed for his efforts during the Second World War, that his life and achievements have been written into story books, and even portrayed on the big screen!
Both Turing and Stephen Hawking are famed for their technological advancements, having both been celebrated on TV and film. But now, they’ve now both been commemorated on a UK 50p!
The 2019 Stephen Hawking 50p saw huge worldwide interest and SELL OUTS at The Royal Mint within just hours of release!
Due to the popularity and fame of this British scientist, it was no surprise that the Stephen Hawking 50p was picked up in news articles across the globe, with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II even commenting that it was one of her favourite coin designs!
The best news, you can get your hands on the 2019 Stephen Hawking 50p in the Innovation in Science 50p Set. But, Change Checker has JUST 500 full sets available to own in Brilliant Uncirculated quality.
Alongside the SOLD-OUT Stephen Hawking 50p, in this set, you’ll also receive the other FIVE Innovation in Science 50p coins. Click here to secure yours whilst stock lasts >>
We fully expect demand for the new Alan Turing 50p to cause the same sort of rush as the Stephen Hawking 50p. If you don’t want to miss out on the 2022 UK Alan Turing 50p, like many did for the Stephen Hawking 50p, then be sure to secure yours here >>
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