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A Lucky Penny From Sherlock Homes of Indiana

A Lucky Penny From Sherlock Homes of Indiana

“…  I was lucky enough to find one.”

– The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge  (WIST)

We mentioned that Sherlock Homes of Indiana had a surprise for us in our recent post on their encased cents that was an earlier HolmeWork assignment. Garry Huffman, the president of Sherlock Homes of Indiana, answered our questions about the encased cents and then mentioned that for five years they produced a collector penny that has the silhouette of Sherlock Holmes micro engraved on a U.S. one cent piece.

Various dates and mint marks were used for this project. In an attempt to get examples of these collector pennies into the hands of collectors, Gary and his daughter mailed 3 examples to 3 different coin dealers in all 50 states. So, there is some hope you might be able to find one of these near your home!

Our thanks to Gary Huffman of Sherlock Homes of Indiana for supplying us with this information.

The 2007 Sherlock Homes of Indiana Encased Cents

The 2007 Sherlock Homes of Indiana Encased Cents

“He made his money in real estate …” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) Back in 2016, we posted a HolmeWork assignment asking for information about an encased cent produced for Sherlock Homes of Goshen, Indiana. Earlier this month, Gary Huffman contacted us after coming across that post of ours. Gary just happens to… Continue Reading

British Royal Mint’s Presentation Folder of the Uncirculated 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coin

British Royal Mint’s Presentation Folder of the Uncirculated 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coin

“We know there has been a presentation.” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) For those folks who purchased individual uncirculated specimens of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins, the British Royal Mint packaged the coin in an 8-panel presentation folder. Our good friend, and 61st Garrideb, Ross E. Davies, has convinced us that it… Continue Reading

British Royal Mint’s Pamphlet for 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Proof Coins

British Royal Mint’s Pamphlet for 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Proof Coins

“… every line of my pamphlet should be devoted to his own special doings.” -The Sign of Four (SIGN) The British Royal Mint produced a 16 page pamphlet that accompanies each of the three individual 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins (silver, silver piedfort and gold). We have reproduced the pamphlet here as a matter-of-record post… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – Thor Bridge

Data! Data! Data! – Thor Bridge

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) This column is composed of material (Data!) developed for a short course called Appreciating Sherlock Holmes that I teach twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college. It is… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: Thor Bridge

The 17 Steps: Thor Bridge

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) THE LEGENDARY TREASURE BOX “Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., Late Indian Army, painted upon the… Continue Reading

Sherlockian Themed Jerry Lewis Laugh Certificates From Malaysia

Sherlockian Themed Jerry Lewis Laugh Certificates From Malaysia

“Sherlock Holmes laughed.” – The Adventure of Silver Blaze (SILV) The 1962 comedy film of It’s Only Money starring Jerry Lewis is turning out to be a treasure trove for Sherlockian numismatists. While Lewis never dons the deerstalker in the film, he is often seen wearing one in the promotional items for the film such as the poster… Continue Reading

HolmeWork Assignment: Coins of the Canon Cards

HolmeWork Assignment: Coins of the Canon Cards

“There is my card” – The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist (SOLI) Once again, we come to our readers with our irregular feature, the HolmeWork Assignment, where we ask for input and suggestions to find out more information on an item. This time around we have the Sherlock Holmes Coins in the Canon cards, which is pictured above.… Continue Reading