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Three Varieties of Benedict Cumberbatch Personality Dollars

Three Varieties of Benedict Cumberbatch Personality Dollars

“It might be his portrait.”

– The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)

Last month, we posted a Holmework Assignment regarding the Personality Dollar Bills of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce and were rewarded with examples in a follow-up post a week later. We now turn our attention to Personality Dollar Bills of Benedict Cumberbatch of BBC’s Sherlock fame.

Pictured above are three distinct varieties of these bills that feature Benedict Cumberbatch. These are actual one dollar Federal Reserve Notes that have portraits of Cumberbatch pasted over George Washington’s portrait.

The top variety is the newest, having just appeared in 2017 and features Cumberbatch in a straight portrait view and has his name printed below. Currently this note only exists in black and white.

The bottom two notes varieties have been sold for several years now and feature Cumberbatch is a three-quarters portrait view. Both of these notes use the same portrait in black and white or color varieties. Notice that Cumberbatch’s name does not appear below the portrait on these two varieties.

All three note can still be found on major online auction services and can be purchased at the time this post was written.

For the hardcore collector, there are Personality Dollar Bills for several other actors that have played Holmes or Watson. In our searches, we have found examples for Robert Downey, Jr., Charlton Heston and Jude Law. None of these notes, however, have the pictures from their Sherlockian efforts.

Cumberbatch Reads The Conundrum of Coach 13

Cumberbatch Reads The Conundrum of Coach 13

“Engage a special.” – The Adventure of the Final Problem (FINA) Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock, has recorded many spoken voice readings of the sixty stories of the Canon and numerous other pastiches. John Taylor, author of The Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, has issued another set of… Continue Reading

The WhoLock Virtual Run Medal

The WhoLock Virtual Run Medal

“… with a loud breathing of a running man.” – The Sign of The Four (SIGN) Back in February, we first reported about the WhoLock Comic Con 5k Run and it’s Sherlock themed medal. The original plan was to award two separate medals, one for Doctor Who and one for Sherlock, which could be combined and worn together. Those… Continue Reading

Sherlockian “Thanks A Million” Fantasy Bank Notes

Sherlockian “Thanks A Million” Fantasy Bank Notes

“… those bundles on the table are two thousand of Prescott’s notes …” – The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (3GAR) For the past two years, there have been appearances of fantasy $1,000,000 bank notes (also referred to as bookmarks) for sale over the internet. These bills are a reproduction of a Series 2003A $1 Federal… Continue Reading

Niue Issues 2 Coin Set Featuring Cumberbatch & Freeman

Niue Issues 2 Coin Set Featuring Cumberbatch & Freeman

“… so admirably done that it was a perfect facsimile.” – The Adventure of The Empty House (EMPT)       Reverse designs featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman from BBC’s Sherlock on the 2016 Niue $2 Coins The South Pacific island nation of Niue has just released a 2 coin set featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin… Continue Reading

Sherlockian / Coin Themed Items Available on Redbubble

Sherlockian / Coin Themed Items Available on Redbubble

“I did a good deal of shopping. “ – The Hound of The Baskervilles (HOUN) The website Redbubble is an online marketplace for print on demand products based on user submitted artwork. At the time of this posting, there are two artists offering products that combine Sherlockian and coin themes. The first artist we will… Continue Reading

Benedict Cumberbatch honoured with CBE by Queen at Buckingham Palace

Benedict Cumberbatch honoured with CBE by Queen at Buckingham Palace

“… it was a present from a certain gracious lady …” – The Adventure of The Bruce Partington Plans (BRUC) This past Tuesday (November 10, 2015) BBC Sherlock star, Benedict Cumberbatch, received his Commander of the British Empire order from Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. We first reported that Cumberbatch would be receiving… Continue Reading

Can Anyone Lend Me An Benner?

Can Anyone Lend Me An Benner?

“But at length some sense came back to their crazed minds …” – The Hound of The Baskervilles (HOUN) Beginning next year, the Bank of England will start releasing £5 banknotes featuring the portrait of Winston Churchill. His portrait will replace that of Elizabeth Fry, a Quaker prison reformer, who had been on the banknote since 2001.… Continue Reading

Benedict Cumberbatch To Be Recognized As A Commander Of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Benedict Cumberbatch To Be Recognized As A Commander Of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

“If you have a fancy to see your name in the next honours list….” – The Adventure of The Bruce Partington Plans (BRUC) From Lucy Mapstone’s June 10, 2015 story in the Daily Mail: Benedict Cumberbatch didn’t manage to pick up an Oscar Award this year. But he is set to receive of the most… Continue Reading

The Hobbit Coins of Sherlock’s Freeman and Cumberbatch

The Hobbit Coins of Sherlock’s Freeman and Cumberbatch

Readers of this journal and Sherlockians probably think of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson when they hear the names of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. The lead and supporting actors of BBC’s Sherlock actually flip roles in the series of Hobbit films, with Freeman taking the lead and Cumberbatch in a supporting role. Based on the increased… Continue Reading