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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

Cook Islands To Issue Detective Conan Coins

Cook Islands To Issue Detective Conan Coins

“… looking as delighted as a child with a new toy.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) The government of the Cook Islands announced in late July that they would be striking two coins to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Detective Conan. In 1994, a Japanese detective manga series called Detective Conan was launched and since that time over… Continue Reading

The 2007 Cook Islands Hound of the Baskervilles Coin

The 2007 Cook Islands Hound of the Baskervilles Coin

“Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)       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… Continue Reading

The Final Problem $2 Coin From The Cook Islands

The Final Problem $2 Coin From The Cook Islands

“… the best and the wisest man whom I have ever known.” – The Adventure of The Final Problem (FINA) 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… Continue Reading

Cook Islands Issues 2014 Shades of Nature – Bees Coin

Cook Islands Issues 2014 Shades of Nature – Bees Coin

“… he has definitely retired from London and betaken himself to study and bee-farming on the Sussex Downs.” – The Adventure of The Second Stain (SECO) The Cook Islands have partnered with CIT – Coin Investment Trust to issue a 2014 five dollar coin featuring the honey bee.  We know that Holmes retired to a life… Continue Reading