A Scion Society of The Baker Street Irregulars
“… the best and the wisest man whom I have ever known.”
– The Adventure of The Final Problem (FINA)
In 2007, the Cook Islands contracted with the Perth Mint of Australia to produce a set of four 1 ounce .999 silver $2 coins. All four coins featured color vignettes from the 1979 – 1986 Soviet television productions of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
In this series, Vasily Livanov starred as Sherlock Holmes and Vitaly Solomin as Dr. Watson. The second episode of the second season (1980) was titled The Deadly Fight and was based on The Final Problem. Professor Moriarty was portrayed by Viktor Yevgrafov.
OBVERSE: ELIZABETH II • COOK ISLANDS • TWO DOLLARS / (bust of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right) / • 2007 •
REVERSE: THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES / 1 OZ. / (color vignette of, clockwise from top, Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes with walking stick and Dr. Watson. The Reichenbach Falls are in the background.) / .999 / SILVER / THE FINAL PROBLEM
Round, 40.7mm, .999 Silver, mintage of 8,000