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2020 Wooden Nickels Issued by Junior Sherlockian Society

2020 Wooden Nickels Issued by Junior Sherlockian Society

“… .thickly wooded round …”

– The Boscombe Valley Mystery (BOSC)

This January’s BSI dinner featured another wooden nickel produced by the Junior Sherlockian Society. Sponsored by the Beacon Society, a scion of the Baker Street Irregulars, they are searching for children and youth eager to develop an understanding and appreciation of the great detective… Sherlock Holmes. The wooden nickel was distributed with the intent to increase awareness of the Junior Sherlockian Society and the efforts of the Beacon Society.

OBVERSE: JUNIOR / SHERLOCKIAN / OBSERVE (left facing silhouette of Sherlock Holmes below two crossed keys) REASON / SOCIETY

REVERSE: / (left facing silhouette of Sherlock Holmes) / Unlocking / a young person’s / understanding & / appreciation of / Sherlock Holmes / (filigree) / 2020

38mm, Wood, Round

As opposed to the previous wooden nickels, this year’s version has the 2020 date added and were printed in blue ink. The 2018 woods were printed with black ink and the 2019 woods were printed in red ink.

Attendees at the BSI annual dinner and the Gaslight Gala received 2 nickels each along with the pictured card in a small mesh bag wrapped with ribbon. They seemed to be well receive by the attendees.

Disclosure: Your Editor currently serves on both the Junior Sherlockian Society and Communications Committees for the Beacon Society.

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