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Executive Producer of Sherlock Gnomes Featured on 2020 UK Coins

Executive Producer of Sherlock Gnomes Featured on 2020 UK Coins

“… still standing in the doorway …”

– The Sign of the Four (SIGN)

The British Royal Mint has recently announced the second design of there series “Music Legends” will feature Sir Elton John. We are only mentioning this here as John served as a Executive Producer on the Sherlock Gnomes film. You can read more about Sir Elton John on his Wikipedia page.

The obverse of these coins feature the effigy of Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, sculpted by Jody Clark. Bradley Morgan Johnson has created his first coinage design,depicting the performer wearing his famous music-note glasses and straw boater’s hat. We will now list the available purchase options available to you, in prie order.

The most economical option is for the brilliant uncirculated cupro-nickel £5 coin in the above slipcase honoring his song, Rocket Man, retailing for £13.00. There is no cap on how many can be produced.

To make this post more surreal, we will take this opportunity to share this clip of noted Sherlockian actor, William Shatner, performing Rocket Man. Enjoy!

There are three additional slipcase options for the brilliant uncirculated cupro-nickel £5 coin in holders honoring the album covers Dodgers, The Very Best of, and Illustration. Each is limited to 15,000 and they retail for £15.00 each.

Next, we have a half ounce.999 fine silver £1 coin in proof condition and displayed in colour printed acrylic block. Limited to 14,000, it retails for £60.00.

Moving up in the price levels, we now have the one ounce of .999 fine silver and coloured £2 coin.Limited to 7,500 proof specimens, this is the only coin of this design to feature edge lettering of ★ ELTON JOHN ★. Priced at £90.00, it has already sold out.

Is anyone else bothered by the fact that these two silver versions have a lower face value than the base metal uncirculated specimens?

A two ounce.999 fine silver £5 coin was available in proof condition.The 500 coins each retailed for £195.00 before selling out.

The next three versions, in .999 fine gold, have sold out already.

  • the quarter-ounce gold £25 in proof condition and limited to 1,000 coins sold for £585.00.
  • the one ounce gold £100 proof specimens were limited to 250 coins sold for £2,320.00.
  • the two ounce gold £200 proof speiments were limited to 50 examples sold for £4,555.00.

We’ve saved the best for last….

At the top of this post are photos of the £1,000 Pound (Kilo) gold coin  This is the lowest mintage for a kilo coin struck by the Royal Mint – Only four coins are available – the same number as I’m Still Standing reached in the UK Singles Chart.

An innovative coin surface design creates a pulsating pattern in the lenses of the glasses on the obverse and the piano keys wrap around the entire edge of this impressive coin.

Per the Royal Mint, availability is extremely limited and if interested, call them at the number on their website. Oh, it’s only £68,865

Our thanks to the 13th Garrideb, Peter E. Blau, for reminding us of the Sherlockian connection to Sir Elton John.

Oops! They Did It Again!

Oops! They Did It Again!

“Possibly there is some mistake.” – The Adventure of the Creeping Man” We have come across another minting error involving one of the 2019 United Kingdom Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins. Unlike the clipping errors we highlighted in our April 2020 post, this coin has two separate and entirely different errors. First, right above Sherlock’s… Continue Reading

NCLT Coins Featuring Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man

NCLT Coins Featuring Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man

“… iron-faced men …”  – A Study in Scarlet (STUD) I never realized that South Pacific Islanders were so fanatical about the Marvel Comic Universe and the movies that have been produced about those characters. Seriously, we have been reminded that we did posts featuring the non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) coins featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman,… Continue Reading

Some Mistakes Were Made

Some Mistakes Were Made

“Possibly there is some mistake.” – The Adventure of the Creeping Man” During the process of striking several thousand coins for circulation, it is quite likely that few error coins will slip through. One of the most common errors to be found are incomplete planchet errors, more commonly known as “clips.” As the above illustration… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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 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

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

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