Sherlock Holmes 50p

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Sherlock Holmes 50p marks the 160th anniversary of Conan Doyle’s birth and the Sherlock Holmes 50p coin range commemorates the occasion.

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What is a Sherlock Holmes 50p worth?

The Sherlock Holmes 50p coin is worth 50p, however UK coin collectors may be willing to pay more to add one to their collection. If you are lucky enough to find a Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coin in your pocket change, it could be worth more than face value. We have recently seen nice examples selling on eBay between £1 to £2 for a coin in good condition. Coins from a sealed bag typcially sell for £1.75. BUNC coins will fetch a more.

How many Sherlock Holmes 50ps are there?

Just over 8.5 million Sherlock Holmes 50p coins were put into UK coin circulation buy The Royal Mint to commemorate the 160th Anniversary of Author Conan Doyle’s birth.

This makes it quite common to find one in your pocket change as it is not a rare coin.

2019 Sherlock Holmes 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Sherlock Holmes 50p

  • A perfect gift for fans of Sherlock Holmes and the work of Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
  • Finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard – a higher quality than other coins you’ll find in your pocket
  • The reverse design created by Stephen Raw features an instantly recognisable silhouette of Sherlock Holmes
  • An exciting addition to a coin collection as it is the first time Sherlock Holmes has been featured on a UK coin
  • Product code: UK19SHBU
  • Issue Price: £10

BUNC Coin Specification

SPECIFICATION VALUE
DENOMINATION 50p
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE Unlimited
ALLOY Cupro-Nickel
WEIGHT 8.00 g
DIAMETER 27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNER Stephen Raw
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
EDGE INSCRIPTION N/A
QUALITY Brilliant Uncirculated
YEAR 2019

2019 Sherlock Holmes 50p Silver Proof Coin

Limited Edition Presentation of 6,000

Sherlock Holmes 50p Silver Proof Coin
Sherlock Holmes 50p Silver Proof Coin
  • Struck in 925 sterling silver to Proof standard, which accentuates the detailed design
  • Product code: UK19SHSP
  • Issue Price: £55

Silver Proof Coin Specification

SPECIFICATION VALUE
DENOMINATION 50p
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE 7,500
ALLOY .925 Sterling Silver
WEIGHT 8.00 g
DIAMETER 27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNER Stephen Raw
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2019
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN United Kingdom

2019 Sherlock Holmes 50p Silver Piedfort Proof Coin

Limited Edition Presentation of 2,500

2019 Sherlock Holmes 50p Silver Piedfort Proof Coin
2019 Sherlock Holmes 50p Silver Piedfort Proof Coin

“Piedfort” means “double-thickness” so this coin weighs twice as much as the regular silver proof coin (16g instead of 8g).

Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Specification

SPECIFICATION VALUE
DENOMINATION 50p
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE 2,500
ALLOY .925 Sterling Silver
WEIGHT 16.00 g
DIAMETER 27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNER Stephen Raw
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2019
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN United Kingdom

 

2019 Sherlock Holmes 50p Gold Proof Coin

Limited Edition Presentation of 400

Sherlock Holmes 50p Gold Proof Coin
Sherlock Holmes 50p Gold Proof Coin

 

  • Mintage: LEP: 400 gold coins / MCM: 600 gold coins
  • Struck in 916.7 gold for an exquisite finish
  • Product Code: UK19SHGP
  • Issue Price: £795

Gold Proof Coin Specification

DENOMINATION 50p
MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE 600
ALLOY 22 Carat Gold
WEIGHT 15.50 g
DIAMETER 27.30mm
REVERSE DESIGNER Stephen Raw
OBVERSE DESIGNER Jody Clark
EDGE INSCRIPTION N/A
QUALITY Proof
YEAR 2019
SHAPE 7 Lobed

2019 Annual Coins Sets

The Sherlock Holmes 50p coin were also included in the 2019 Annual Coin Sets as follows:

  • 2019 United Kingdom Annual Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set / Issue Price: £55 / Product Code: DU19
  • 2019 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set / Issue Price: £155 / Issue Limit: 10,000 / Product code: D19COLL
  • 2019 United Kingdom Silver Proof Piedfort Commemorative Coin Set / Issue Price: £610 / Issue Limit: 1,000 / Product code: D19PFCS
  • 2019 United Kingdom Gold Proof Commemorative Coin Set / Issue Price: £6,150 / Issue Limit: 125 / Product code: D19GP

Sherlock Holmes is a name synonymous with the crime fiction genre, as is his creator Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. As a giant of crime fiction, Sherlock Holmes inspired a legacy of characters in fiction and Conan Doyle influenced generations of authors who still heed his work today.

2019 marks the 160th anniversary of Conan Doyle’s birth. A man of letters but also a man of medicine, Conan Doyle wrote 60 Sherlock Holmes stories, paving the way for the future of crime fiction. He also succeeded in the field of medicine, even volunteering as a medic in the Second Boer War in 1900.

Not just a reminder of the remarkable life of Conan Doyle, this coin is a celebration of one of the most famous detectives of all time.

The Sherlock Holmes 50p was originally only available as part of the 2019 Annual Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set.

The complete set of definitive coins is struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard alongside five specially selected 2019 commemorative coins.

On the 13th of May 2019, the Royal Mint decided to issue the coin as a separate release.

Sherlock Holmes is a name synonymous with the crime fiction genre, as is his creator Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. As a giant of crime fiction, Sherlock Holmes inspired a legacy of characters in fiction and Conan Doyle influenced generations of authors who still heed his work today.

2019 marks the 160th anniversary of Conan Doyle’s birth and the Sherlock Holmes 50p coin range commemorates the occasion. A man of letters but also a man of medicine, Conan Doyle wrote 60 Sherlock Holmes stories, paving the way for the future of crime fiction. He also succeeded in the field of medicine, even volunteering as a medic in the Second Boer War in 1900.

Not just a reminder of the remarkable life of Conan Doyle, the Sherlock Holmes 50p coin range is a celebration of one of the most famous detectives of all time.

Additional information

Weight 8 g
Dimensions 27.3 mm