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I Struck This 50 Pence Coin

I Struck This 50 Pence Coin

“… like any other tourist …”

– The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN)

From June 28, 2019, until September 23, 2019, visitors to the Royal Mint Experience in Wales had the opportunity to strike their very own 2019 50 pence coin that featured Sherlock Holmes. Visitors were able to strike one coin per day and the cost was £6.90 for the coin.The holder is 70mm tall by 120mm wide.

We have contacted the British Royal Mint and are trying to determine how man of these were made during the nearly 3 months they were available for striking.

Front cover and the inside of the holder

Back cover of the holder

One person who took the tour and struck a coin shared the following video of their visit.

 

Wear a 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coin as a Ring

Wear a 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coin as a Ring

“… who came for the ring which I advertised?” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) For those who want to decorate themselves and share their love of Sherlock Holmes and numismatics, it is now possible to wear a ring crafted from a 2019 United Kingdom Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coin. Examples can currently be found avaiable on… Continue Reading

The Coinage of Sherlock Holmes (2013)

The Coinage of Sherlock Holmes (2013)

Sherlock Holmes was the fictional consulting detective of Victorian England invented by the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Immensely popular in the days of his publication, Sherlock Holmes remains an icon of literature, detective procedure, and adventure, known to almost everyone today through the original stories and numerous modern adaptations in literature and on the… Continue Reading

Coinage Portraits of a “Certain Gracious Lady”

Coinage Portraits of a “Certain Gracious Lady”

“… it was a present from a certain gracious lady …” – The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (BRUC) There are numerous references to coins sprinkled throughout the sixty stories of the Canon. I find it helpful to visualize the design of the coins and the other items mentioned in the stories as I am reading.… Continue Reading

The Year in Sherlockian Numismatica – 2018

The Year in Sherlockian Numismatica – 2018

“… we have very properly laid in the new almanack …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) With the release of the Baker Street Almanac 2019 earlier this month, we thought that now would be an appropriate time to reprint this adapation of our article that appeared in the 2018 Alamanac. When The Fourth Garrideb was… Continue Reading

Hey Buddy – Want to Buy a Watch?

Hey Buddy – Want to Buy a Watch?

“Holmes had taken out his watch …” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) Since the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins was released we have reported examples being altered with decals, placed in special holders, made into keychains and bells. Now, you can buy a watch with the coin as the design. Currently being offered in… Continue Reading

British Royal Mint Issues 2020 Agatha Christie 2 Pounds Coin

British Royal Mint Issues 2020 Agatha Christie 2 Pounds Coin

“… my hated rival …” – The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (RETI) The British Royal Mint has released the designs of the United Kingdom’s 2020 coinage, and they feature a 2 pound coin honoring mystery writer Agatha Christie and 100 years of mystery. Currently, these coins are only available as part of the annual coinage… Continue Reading

Financial Anaylsis of “The Man With the Twisted Lip”

Financial Anaylsis of “The Man With the Twisted Lip”

“Every pocket stuffed with pennies and half-pennies….” – The Man With the Twisted Lip (TWIS)   “Every pocket stuffed with pennies and half-pennies….” “For seven hours I plied my trade, and when I returned home in the evening I found to my surprise that I had received no less than 26s. 4d. “… had a writ served… Continue Reading

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