Irregular Postings on Coin Collecting & Numismatics - Both Canonical & Conanical

A Scion Society of The Baker Street Irregulars

Numismatists Do Not Fear Change

Category Archives: Professor James Moriarty

Pobjoy Mint’s 1994 Catalog & Press Release

Pobjoy Mint’s 1994 Catalog & Press Release

“… I would read as easily as I do the apocrypha of the agony column.” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) When I first started collecting coins, I was very intrigued when I could find ephemera (advertising, invoices, order forms, etc.) related to the items in my collection. Not much has changed for me over the… Continue Reading

April HolmeWork Assignment: Gibraltar’s 1994 Golden Sherlock Holmes Coins

April HolmeWork Assignment: Gibraltar’s 1994 Golden Sherlock Holmes Coins

A few weeks back, we published Ed Rochette’s 1995 syndicated column featuring the Pobjoy Mint releasing a series of coins commemorating the Return of Sherlock Holmes. Twenty-four different coins were struck in 3 different metals with 8 different designs. We have photographs of the 8 cupro-nickel Crowns and the 8 .925 fine sterling silver coins.… Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes & Professor Moriarty Featured on 2011 Tuvalu Dollar Coin

Sherlock Holmes & Professor Moriarty Featured on 2011 Tuvalu Dollar Coin

‘You have probably never heard of Professor Moriarty?’ – The Adventure of The Final Problem (FINA) In 2011, the Pacific nation of Tuvalu issued a 5 coin set featuring “Heroes and Villains” of literature.  One of those coins featured Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty.  If the country of Tuvalu sounds familiar to you, you might recall it… Continue Reading