The nurse who cared for late British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking was on Tuesday banned for failing "to provide the standards of good, professional care that we expect and Professor Hawking deserved".
Professor Hawking became one of the most renowned scientists in his field despite being diagnosed with motor neurone disease when he was only 21.
The physicist writes about black holes in his best selling book A Brief History of Time.
"We have remained in close contact with the Hawking family throughout this case and I am grateful to them - as they approach the anniversary of Professor Hawking's death - and others for sharing their concerns with us".
"Stephen Hawking made hard 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", Ellis said. "His popularisation of science and breakthrough work on black holes stand as great achievements and significant contributions to humanity", said Nicola Howell, director of consumer at the Royal Mint.
Rather than featuring a portrait of the scientist himself, the designer went for something far more abstract, and yet something Stephen Hawking, who had a great sense of humour, would hopefully have approved of.
Hawking died in March 2018.
With this coin, Stephen Hawking becomes one of an elite group of scientists to have been honoured on United Kingdom coins, alongside the likes of Charles Darwin in 2009 and Sir Isaac Newton in 2017.
People can buy the commemorative coins from the Royal Mint's website, with prices starting at £10 for a brilliant uncirculated version, climbing to £795 for a gold proof coin.
Hawking's discovery led scientists to the unavoidable conclusion that information is lost as a black hole forms and subsequently evaporates.