Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Stephen Hawking UK 50p Coin



Royal Mint:

“Stephen Hawking made difficult subjects accessible, engaging and relatable and this is what I wanted to portray in my design, which is inspired by a lecture he gave in Chile in 2008.

Hawking, at his playful best, invites the audience to contemplate peering into a black hole before diving in.

I wanted to fit a big black hole on the tiny coin and wish he was still here chortling at the thought. I am sure he would have thought of ways to harness the shiny table of the coin too. You feel he cared about all of us understanding.”

Edwina Ellis