The Royal Mint has issued a Brillant Uncirculated 50p Coin Pack to commemorate the life of a British National Treasure – Stephen Hawking.
He was one of the worlds most famous physicists and he was also a brilliant ambassador for science. His dry sense of humour, and his infectious passion and acute mind meant he was able to bring complex ideas into the mainstream.
His breakthrough work was on blackholes and the popularisation of science are seen as significant contributions to humanity, bringing intricate details of time and space to a whole new audience.
The coin comes complete in original packaging