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Maryland National Capital Park Police Issue Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

Maryland National Capital Park Police Issue Sherlockian Themed Challenge Coin

“… made my way across the park…”

– The Red-Headed League (REDH)

During the summer of 2019, the Maryland – National Capital Park Police issued a challenge coin that featured the cartoon character of Snoopy wearing a deerstalker hat and cape, in the classic Sherlockian pose.

OBVERSE: MARYLAND – NATIONAL CAPITAL / (MNCPP Badge over a background of a United States flag) / PARK POLICE

REVERSE: Investigative Service Unit / (state of Maryland outline, with Maryland state flag as background) / (cartoon character of Snoopy, facing right, in deerstalker hat and cape, holding magnifying glass) / (MNCPP patch) / “In God we trust, all else NCIC”

45mm, Enamel, Round

To date, we have only been able to find examples for sale on various online auction services.

 

Windsor Mint Strikes 2019 Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Medal

Windsor Mint Strikes 2019 Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Medal

“It might be his portrait.” – The Hound of the Baskervilles (HOUN) In the fall of 2019 the Windsor Mint, a private United Kingdom organization, released a gold plated medal honoring Sherlock Holmes. The obverse of the medal closely resembles the cover drawn by Frederic Dorr Steele for September 24,1904 issue of Collier’s that contained The Adventure of the… Continue Reading

Chocolate Sherlock Holmes Medallions

Chocolate Sherlock Holmes Medallions

“… I emerged with a little chocolate …” – The Adventure of the Lions Mane (LION) The Chocolate Vault has been in business making chocolates and candies for over 48 years in Horton, Michigan. They have recently introduced 2.5″ Chocolate Sherlock Holmes medallions which are available for purchase. Three varieties of chocolates are offered –… 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

Numismatic Items Featuring Detective Pikachu

Numismatic Items Featuring Detective Pikachu

“… a very gregarious creature.” – The Adventure of the Silver Blaze (SILV) August 6, 2019 is the day that Pokemon: Detective Pikachu becomes available for purchase or rental to the general public. This is as good a time to review a couple of numismatic related items to the furry little detective.The movie was a derivative from… Continue Reading

The 2019 Fantasy Kingdom of Great Britain 10 Pound Banknote

The 2019 Fantasy Kingdom of Great Britain 10 Pound Banknote

“No living man could tell a Prescott from a Bank of England …” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) The fifth different “edition” of the fantasy Kingdom of Great Britain 10 pound banknotes has recently been issued. You can read about the 2015 version HERE and the 2016-2018 editions HERE. In the upper right corner… Continue Reading

More Post-Mint Modifications of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coins

More Post-Mint Modifications of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coins

“… there were several little changes carried out …” – The Adventure of the Speckled Band (SPEC) As this post is being written, just under 2,000 examples of the 2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 pence coins are being offered for bidding or purchase on a major online auction service. It is amusing to see many of the… Continue Reading