- March 13, 2019
The Royal Mint has announced that the life of one of the world’s most well-known physicists, the late Stephen Hawking, is to be celebrated on a 50p coin. The scientist – and his ground-breaking achievements – will be honoured on a 50p piece featuring a design influenced by Hawking’s pioneering work on black holes. This work, which used a tentative unification of Einstein’s theory of general relativity with quantum mechanics, reported that black holes should not be completely black, instead emitting radiation, meaning they evaporate and eventually disappear.
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- October 05, 2018
The Royal Mint issues a special Remembrance Day commemorative coin each year to remember those who have served at war. The 2018 Remembrance Day...
- June 25, 2018
The Royal Mint is to highlight the part played by a charismatic British Intelligence Officer who fought alongside guerrilla forces in the Middle East...