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Category Archives: Sherlock Holmes

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

Individual 2019 Sherlock Holmes Coins Now On Sale By British Royal Mint

Individual 2019 Sherlock Holmes Coins Now On Sale By British Royal Mint

“The purchase will be completed in a week” – The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk (STOC) The British Royal Mint has started selling individual specimens of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins earlier this morning. If you click HERE, you can order directly and skip reading the rest of this post. There are four different… Continue Reading

Royal Mint To Sell Individual 2019 Sherlock Holmes Coins

Royal Mint To Sell Individual 2019 Sherlock Holmes Coins

“… Under a series of flaming headlines…” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) It appears that in the next several day, the British Royal Mint will be making an announcement that individual specimens of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins will be available for purchase. The British Royal Mint has prominently featured on… Continue Reading

The 1994 Gibraltar Mary Celeste One Crown Coin

The 1994 Gibraltar Mary Celeste One Crown Coin

“… having in tow the derelict brigantine Marie Celeste “ – J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement  Gibraltar released 8 different designs for its 1994 series of coins commemorating the 100th anniversary of the return of Sherlock Holmes. In this post, we will discuss the three coins that feature a story that doesn’t involve Sherlock Holmes –… Continue Reading

Queen Elizabeth Gives Out Sherlock Coin As Part of Maundy Thursday

Queen Elizabeth Gives Out Sherlock Coin As Part of Maundy Thursday

“… your Grace’s purse.” – The Adventure of the Priory School (PRIO) We are sharing the pertinent content of today’s news coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s participation in the Maundy Thursday ceremony. For full coverage of the story, please read Alice Scarsi’s news article in The Daily Express.  The Royal Family’s Twitter account wrote: “The Queen commemorates… Continue Reading

The 1995 Sherlock Holmes Philatelic Numismatic Covers

The 1995 Sherlock Holmes Philatelic Numismatic Covers

“Or did it come through the post?” – The Adventure of the Reigate Squire (REIG) In October 1993, the United Kingdom issued five different 24 pence stamps featuring Sherlock Holmes themes. In May 1995, a set of five different Philatelic – Numismatic Combination Covers (envelope with postal cancellation and a numismatic item, usually a coin) or… Continue Reading

A Sherlockian Hobo Nickel Design for ANA’s National Coin Week Challenge

A Sherlockian Hobo Nickel Design for ANA’s National Coin Week Challenge

“… the artist had brought out the full effect…” – The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (NOBL) National Coin Week, sponsored by the American Numismatic Association (ANA), is fast approaching with an April 21 start date. Several years back (pre 2016) the ANA sponsored a contest encouraging elementary students to design their own hobo nickels. One student,… Continue Reading

A Sherlock Hound Phonecard

A Sherlock Hound Phonecard

” Holmes the sleuth-hound” – The Red-Headed League (REDH) We discussed Sherlock Hound on these pages before. Between November 6, 1984 and May 21, 1985, 26 episodes of the animated series Sherlock Hound aired in Japan. Based on the Sherlock Holmes stories, the characters were portrayed by anthropomorphic dogs. Sherlock Hound was the title given to the series when syndicated… Continue Reading