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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. It appears to be about the size of a traditional baseball card and is in some type of clear holder and includes a British Penny. The text contains a nice write-up describing the term Canon and offers some commentary about the coin included.

It’s interesting to note that the card says there are no references to pennies in the Canon. Obviously, they have forgotten what it was that weighed down Hugh Boone’s coat when it was thrown out the window in The Man with the Twisted Lip.

So, what information are we looking for?

  • Has anyone seen these before?
  • Approximately when were these made?
  • Are there other cards for other coins mentioned in the Canon?
  • If yes, what denominations? It would be awesome if they had one for a gold sovereign!
  • Who manufactured these?
  • What was the issue cost?
  • Any other relevant information.

We look forward to hearing from you with some answers! Thanks!

 

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

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 Ancient Greek Coins Stolen By Le Chevalier in Elementary’s The Leviathan Episode

The Ancient Greek Coins Stolen By Le Chevalier in Elementary’s The Leviathan Episode

“Somewhere in the vaults …” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) In the tenth episode of Season one of Elementary, airing December 13, 2012, the opening scene is of a bank vault robbery in progress. The supposedly uncrackable bank vault called “The Leviathan” is breached for the second time, Sherlock is called in to figure out what… 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

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