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Yes.Fit’s Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 22.1 Mile Race Medal

Yes.Fit’s Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 22.1 Mile Race Medal

“… the race was over …”

– The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place (SHOS)

We did a brief mention of the Yes.Fit’s Adventure of Sherlock Holmes 22.1 mile virtual race medal back in April 2017, but not in any great detail as there appeared to be no references to Holmes on the medal. It’s two years later and we have finally seen one of the medals in person and there are references to Sherlock Holmes.

OBVERSE: (image of a fingerprint with the magnifying glass) YES / .FIT (at bottom of magnifying glass)

REVERSE: THE ADVENTURES / OF SHERLOCK HOLMES / 22.1 MILES

125 mm by 70 mm, irregularly shaped (magnifying glass), base metal

Attached to a 40 mm wide white ribbon with brown trim. In green lettering, reads THE ADVENTURES OF / 22.1 MILES (Holmes silhouette) YES.FIT (Holmes silhouette) 22.1 MILES /  SHERLOCK HOLMES.

In our earlier post, we commented that this item would not be included in any future catalog of Sherlock Holmes numismatic items we may produce. We take back that comment at this time.  The medal is still available for purchase at this time at YES.FIT at a cost of $25. As this is being written, over 8,500 people have participated in this race, with the opportunity to earn the medal or a Sherlockian themed t-shirt.

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at Norwegian Explorers Conference

TFG Issues Souvenir Card at Norwegian Explorers Conference

“… at this conference.” – The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone (MAZA) Our friends at the Norwegian Explorers of Minnesota held their triennial conference this past week with the theme of “Dark Places, Wicked Companions and Strange Experiences.” Friday, August 9 also happened to be the fifth anniversary of our group’s founding. To celebrate the event,… Continue Reading

Numismatic Items Featuring Detective Pikachu

Numismatic Items Featuring Detective Pikachu

“… a very gregarious creature.” – The Adventure of the Silver Blaze (SILV) August 6, 2019 is the day that Pokemon: Detective Pikachu becomes available for purchase or rental to the general public. This is as good a time to review a couple of numismatic related items to the furry little detective.The movie was a derivative from… Continue Reading

More Post-Mint Modifications of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coins

More Post-Mint Modifications of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coins

“… there were several little changes carried out …” – The Adventure of the Speckled Band (SPEC) As this post is being written, just under 2,000 examples of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins are being offered for bidding or purchase on a major online auction service. It is amusing to see many of the… Continue Reading

CoinCollective’s Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence PNC & other Post-Mint Modifications

CoinCollective’s Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence PNC & other Post-Mint Modifications

“… there were several little changes carried out …” – The Adventure of the Speckled Band (SPEC) A United Kingdom collectibles company, CoinCollective, has created a philatelic-numismatic cover with the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coin, and several other items that may be of interest to those collectors that want “one of everything.”   This cover… Continue Reading

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… 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

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