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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 is important to document these items on our website.  Be sure to check out our other post on the pamphlet that accompanied the individual proof specimens  as well.

Our thanks to the 75th Garrideb, Charles Prepolec, for providing the scans in this post.

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

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

Royal Mint Sells Out of Individual Gold & Silver Proof Sherlock Holmes Coins

Royal Mint Sells Out of Individual Gold & Silver Proof Sherlock Holmes Coins

“… but we sold out …” – The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot (DEVI) In checking the website of the British Royal Mint this morning, they are no longer selling individual specimens of the sterling silver or gold proof 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins. However, you can still obtain these coins in the annual sets… Continue Reading

Waterstones Issued Sherlock Holmes Themed Gift Cards

Waterstones Issued Sherlock Holmes Themed Gift Cards

“… like all special gifts …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) At one time or another, most of us have received prepaid gift cards as presents, either for birthday or holidays or other special occasions. Many retail firms offer up a variety of designs to potential customers, and the British book store chain of Waterstones is… Continue Reading

Javier Barahona Alvarez’s Holmes Portrait Engraving on a 1921 British Penny

Javier Barahona Alvarez’s Holmes Portrait Engraving on a 1921 British Penny

“It might be his portrait.” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) Back in 1992, the Original Hobo Nickel Society was formed to promote the collecting of engraved buffalo nickels that had been produced prior to 1980. Most of these “original” nickels were engraved with nails, knifes, files and perhaps some punches. In the years since the OHNS… Continue Reading

Gold Plated Versions of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coin

Gold Plated Versions of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coin

“… some few pence…” – The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (BLUE) As often happens with modern day commemorative coins, specimens of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins from the United Kingdom are now appearing on the secondary market with modifications made outside the Royal Mint. There are now examples of this coin that are… Continue Reading

The 1993 Sherlock Holmes Stamps First Day Cover

The 1993 Sherlock Holmes Stamps First Day Cover

“Holmes stopped at a post office…” – The Adventure of the Creeping Man (CREE) In 1993, the Royal Mail issued a set of 5 24-pence stamps featuring scenes from different Sherlock Holmes stories. Fleetwood, the philatelic collectibles firm, issued a Philatelic Numismatic Cover (PNC) featuring the stamps along with a Victorian farthing and penny. The envelopes… Continue Reading

A Connection Between Coins

A Connection Between Coins

We are sharing this post from the British Royal Mint’s website. To see the original post, click HERE. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the majority of the Sherlock Holmes™ stories during the Victorian era. The coinage of Queen Victoria, amongst other coins, included the Sovereign, the Half-Sovereign, the crown and the shilling. Struck by The… Continue Reading