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Hawking honoured with new coin

Professor Stephen Hawking is being commemorated with a new 50p coin.

The Cambridge scientist died last year. The coin's design is influenced by his work on black holes.

The new Hawking 50p coin Credit: Royal Mint

Prof Hawking, who was 76 when he died, become one of the most renowned scientists in his field, despite his long battle with motor neurone disease.