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The Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society Challenge Coin

The Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society Challenge Coin

“… the detective police force …”

– The Sign of the Four (SIGN)

     

The Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society, the group that represents detectives of the Boston police in collective bargaining negotiations, issued this challenge coin in 2015. It is unique among the challenge coins we have discussed to date on our site with a caricature of Sherlock Holmes appearing on both sides of the coin.

OBVERSE: Detectives Benevolent Society / (full body caricature of a front-facing Sherlock Holmes in deerstalker cap, inverness cape and with magnifying glass) Boston Police

REVERSE: (star) Boston Police Detectives (star) / (badge of a Boston Police Detective) / Benevolent Society

Round, 50 mm, Enameled

The BBC Sherlock Challenge Coin by Commissioned Credentials

The BBC Sherlock Challenge Coin by Commissioned Credentials

“… missed me.” – The Adventure of the Dancing Men (DANC)         Commissioned Credentials, a company specializing in making faux credentials for popular movies and television shows, has issued a challenge coin featuring design elements from the BBC television series Sherlock. These challenge coins were first made in 2017. OBVERSE: 221B /… Continue Reading

A Second U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

A Second U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

“The bottle was downstairs in my laboratory …” – The Adventure of the Resident Patient (RESI)       Last August, we reported on a Sherlockian themed challenge coin issued by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. We now have a second challenge coin, with two major differences from our first reported challenge coin. This… Continue Reading

The Department of Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory Challenge Coin

The Department of Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory Challenge Coin

“… some of the government departments.” – The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (GREE)      Our “newest” Sherlockian-themed challenge coin is from the Computer Forensics Laboratory of the Department of Defense. In 1998, the Deputy Secretary of Defense instructed he Air Force create a department to handle digital and multimedia forensics, cyber investigative training, technical solutions… Continue Reading

NYPD’s Special Investigations Division Major Case Squad Challenge Coin

NYPD’s Special Investigations Division Major Case Squad Challenge Coin

“Brilliant Police Investigation” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) The Major Case Squad of the New York Police Department’s Special Investigation Division has issued a Sherlockian themed challenge coin. OBVERSE: SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION / (silhouette of a right-facing Sherlock Holmes, wearing a deerstalker and holding a magnifying glass, upon a background of the U.S.… Continue Reading

Richmond County (NY) District Attorney Investigation Bureau Challenge Coin

Richmond County (NY) District Attorney Investigation Bureau Challenge Coin

“Cross-examined by the clever attorney …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL)       In 2016, the Investigation Bureau of the Richmond County (New York) District Attorney’s office issued a Sherlockian themed challenge coin. Richmond County is all of the borough of Staten Island, so it is a part of New York City. OBVERSE:… Continue Reading

A Second Variety of the Chicago Police Detectives Challenge Coin

A Second Variety of the Chicago Police Detectives Challenge Coin

“I was an officer in Chicago…” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) Two varieties of the Chicago Police Detectives Challenge Coin – the “original” design from circa 2007 on the left and the revised “detailed” design from 2015 on the right Two years ago, we first posted about the Sherlockian themed challenge coin issued by… Continue Reading

NYPD’s Transit Police Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

NYPD’s Transit Police Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

“… the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared.” – The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire (SUSS)       We have another challenge coin from the New York Police Department Detective Bureau, this time from the Transit Police division. OBVERSE: CENTRAL ROBBERY / (detective bureau logo superimosed over… Continue Reading

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory Challenge Coin

“He is sure to be at the laboratory …” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD)       It is ironic that after spending a week in Anaheim, California and across the street from DisneyLand, that we learn of a challenge coin featuring Mickey Mouse with a deerstalker cap and magnifying glass. The United States… Continue Reading