The Royal Mint’s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, released via a 50p coin for the 160th Anniversary of Author Conan Doyle’s birth.
The Sherlock Holmes 50p coin has entered general circulation, meaning the UK’s most famous detective could appear in your pocket change. If you are lucky enough to find a Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coin, it could be worth more than face value and is currently selling on eBay for £1.75 (from a sealed bag).
Sherlock Holmes 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
- 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
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.
|MAXIMUM COIN MINTAGE||Unlimited|
|REVERSE DESIGNER||Stephen Raw|
|OBVERSE DESIGNER||Jody Clark|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||United Kingdom|
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 50p Gold Proof Coin
Mintage: LEP: 400 gold coins, MCM: 600 gold coins
Product Code: UK19SHGP
Issue Price: £795