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2002 Disneyana Silver Medal Features Sherlock Mickey

2002 Disneyana Silver Medal Features Sherlock Mickey

“I was invited to a week-end gathering”

– His Last Bow (LAST)

After witnessing the growth and popularity of Disneyana gatherings hosted by outside entities, the Walt Disney Company through its Walt Disney Attractions Merchandise division decided to host its own events for collectors. The first Disneyana Convention was held in the Contemporary Resort Convention Center at Walt Disney World from September 24 to 27, 1992, and featured sales of Disney memorabilia, convention logo merchandise, and special limited-edition collectibles, along with speakers, an auction, tours, meals, and gala entertainment events. The 750 conventioneers were thrilled by an event of the magnitude and scope that only Disney itself could produce. A second Disneyana Convention, doubled in size, followed in 1993 at Disneyland, with a return to Walt Disney World for the third Convention in 1994. 1995 saw two Disneyana Conventions, one at each park. The 1996 through 2000 conventions were held at Walt Disney World, the 2001 one at the Disneyland Resort, and the final convention, in 2002, at Epcot.

The 2002 event had a mystery theme and there were several tie-ins to Sherlock Mickey. Pictured above is a figurine with Mickey Mouse wearing a deerstalker cap, Pluto and Black Pete. Many various lapel pins were issued as well as a collectible plate.  They would also issue a one ounce silver medal carrying on this theme.

OBVERSE: (Character of Black Pete on the left of a wall, with Pluto and Mickey Mouse (with deerstalker cap and magnifying glass on the right side, with starburst behind) / 2002

REVERSE: Official Disneyana Mystery / CONFIDENTIAL (over 3 thumbprints resembling Mickey Mouse’s head) / Limited Edition of 500 / © DISNEY .999 FINE SILVER

38mm, Round, .999 fine silver

With a mintage of only 500 and the popularity of Disney items with collectors, this item can be found on online auction services with prices that are somewhat inflated.  Good luck!

Michael Palin Now a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)

Michael Palin Now a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)

“If you have a fancy to see your name in the next honours list” – The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (BRUC)   Monty Python’s Michael Palin hosted the April 8, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live and portrayed Holmes in a sketch Michael Palin’s name is familiar to fans of Monty Python, but many are not… Continue Reading

Strike Your Own Sherlock 50 Pence Coin at the Royal Mint Starting on June 28

Strike Your Own Sherlock 50 Pence Coin at the Royal Mint Starting on June 28

“… in the most striking manner…” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) The British Royal Mint has announced that Stephen Raw, textural artist and designer of the 2019 UK Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coin, will be presenting on “Making Language Visible” as part of the of the Royal Mint’s Tales from the Mint program on Thursday,… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

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