Charles Babbage was a lifelong inventor who believed that scientific advancement should benefit everyone. Best known for his mechanical calculator, or ‘Difference Engine,’ his ideas were a century ahead of their time. He also conceived the Analytical Engine, that had many essential features found in modern digital computers.
This UK 50p coin is the fourth release in our Innovation in Science series, which honours some of the greatest minds Britain has ever produced. Available as limited-edition gold Proof, silver Proof and silver Proof Piedfort coins, as well as in Brilliant Uncirculated quality, each one celebrates Babbage’s legacy with a design by Nigel Tudman and Jas Bhamra, linking his machinery to the digital age.
The fourth coin in our Innovation in Science series
A perfect gift for any science, technology or computing enthusiast
This year also marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Babbage
The first time Charles Babbage has been celebrated on a UK coin
|生產商||The Royal Mint|
|系列||Innovation in Science|