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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 sets. They will be released for sale individaully later in the year. No word at this time if this design will be released into circulation.

Options available are:

base metal uncirculated

base metal proof

siler uncirculated

silver proof

silver piedfort proof

gold proof

Sets are curently available at the British Royal Mint’s website and prices range from 30 pounds to 6,150 pounds depending upon which option. Considering how well the Sherlock Holmes coins were recieved, this tribute to Agatha Christie is an obvious attempt to capitalize on that momentum.

British Royal Mint’s Pamphlet for 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Proof Coins

British Royal Mint’s Pamphlet for 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Proof Coins

“… every line of my pamphlet should be devoted to his own special doings.” -The Sign of Four (SIGN) The British Royal Mint produced a 16 page pamphlet that accompanies each of the three individual 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins (silver, silver piedfort and gold). We have reproduced the pamphlet here as a matter-of-record post… Continue Reading

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

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