The 200th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) is celebrated with the release of this set of eight special stamps depicting various astronomical features and phenomena discovered over that time by British astronomers and astrophysicists. This Visions of the Universe Stephen Hawking Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Cover is just part of the range that recognises the contribution and legacy of the RSA since being founded in 1820.
The Visions of the Universe Stephen Hawking Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Cover contains the full set of eight Visions of the Universe stamps cancelled with a special postmark featuring an illustration of a black hole bearing Cambridge as the location in acknowledgement of where Professor Hawking spent most of his working life. It includes a Brilliant Uncirculated 50p coin depicting a black hole in honour of Professor Hawking who dedicated his career to the universe and its secrets.
The eight special stamps in this issue are:
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