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The 2007 Cook Islands Sherlock Holmes $2 Coin

The 2007 Cook Islands Sherlock Holmes $2 Coin

“…in these islands.

– The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk (STOC)

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. Eleven episodes were filmed over the course of five seasons,

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 Sherlock Holmes wearing a deerstalker cap and with a pipe) / .999 / SILVER

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

 

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