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Corpus Christi Police Issue Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Design

Corpus Christi Police Issue Challenge Coin With Sherlockian Design

“Texas, I think.”

– The Adventure of The Five Orange Pips (FIVE)

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In early 2016, the Criminal Investigation Division of the Corpus Christi Police Department issued a very attractive challenge coin that prominently features Sherlock Holmes. It  can be found for sale on some online auction services, such as eBay.

OBVERSE: ROBBERY/HOMICIDE (star) FAMILY VIOLENCE (star) PROPERTY CRIMES /  (Sherlock Holmes profile, facing left with deerstalker cap and magnifying glass, in a fingerprint pattern, above the Corpus Christi skyline) / (star) FINANCIAL CRIMES (star) AUTO THEFT (star) SERIAL OFFENDERS (star)

REVERSE: TO REDUCE CRIME, THE FEAR OF CRIME AND ENHANCE PUBLIC SAFETY / (patch of the Corpus Christi Police Department) / (star) CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION (star)

51mm, gold colored enamel, Round

Is it just me, or does the silhouette of Sherlock Holmes on this challenge coin look very similar to the silhouette of Holmes on the logo of a major (?!?) Sherlockian coin club?

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