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August HolmeWork Assignment: the Sherlock Homes Encased Cent

August HolmeWork Assignment: the Sherlock Homes Encased Cent

“He made his money in real estate …”

– The Adventure of The Three Garridebs

sherlock_speechSherlock Holmes - Goshen, IN

 Sherlock Homes Goshen Encased Cent

This will be a somewhat unusual HolmeWork assignment. Above we have the reverse design of an encased cent for Sherlock Homes of Goshen, Indiana.

Here is what we currently know:

  • The encased cent was manufactured by the Penny Press Mint. We have been in contact with them, and they are unable to provide any additional information at this time.
  • We believe that this encased cent was manufactured around 2007 0r 2008.
  • We do know that the coin was a cent, not a nickel or quarter.

Here is what we need to find out:

  • What was the design on the other side of the encasement?
  • How many were made?

We reached out to Sherlock Homes in 2015 and received no response.  Since we have a few members in Indiana, hopefully they can take on this research project.