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United Kingdom Honours Professor Stephen Hawking

Published on March 15, 2019
  • The United Kingdom has commemorated Professor Stephen Hawking on a new 50p coin.
  • The coin has references to the late physicist's pioneering work on black holes
United Kingdom Honours Professor Stephen Hawking

About the Black Hole Coin:

  • The commemorative coin aims to celebrate the life and "ground-breaking" achievements of Hawking, who passed away in 2018.
  • It is a commemorative coin and not for circulation as currency.
  • The coin features Hawking's name in capital letters above a rippling drawing of concentric circles, intended to represent a black hole.
  • The coin was designed by British engraver and printmaker Edwina Ellis.
  • The coin is available in gold, silver and a double thickness silver version called a piedfort.
  • The coin also features the formula of arguably Hawking's most important scientific contribution.
  • The coin is on sale in silver and gold forms for a price range between 55 and 795 pounds on the Royal Mint's website.
  • The coin has been released by UK's Royal Mint.


Q. The United Kingdom has commemorated which scientist on a new 50p coin?
a. Professor Steven Hawking
b. Professor Stephen Hawking
c. Professor Steve Hawking
d. Professor Stevenson Hawking
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