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The 2007 Cook Islands Sign of the Four Coin

The 2007 Cook Islands Sign of the Four Coin

” He handed them a shilling each…”

– The Sign of the Four (SIGN)

     

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 two episodes of the fourth season (1983) were titled The Treasures of Agra and was based on Doyle’s The Sign of the Four and A Scandal in Bohemia. Mary Morstan was portrayed by Ekaterina Zinchenko.

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, Sherlock Holmes, a golden Buddha statue, Dr. Watson, a book and Mary Morstan in the center) / .999 / SILVER / THE SIGN OF THE FOUR

Round, 40.7mm, .999 Silver, mintage of 8,000

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