The first time Sherlock Holmes has been depicted on a UK coin a truly unique release from The Royal Mint! The coin for sale here is graded perfect 70 by NGC.
With an extremely limited mintage of 400 pieces, this is a rare coin well loved by collectors. Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh. He is best known for his creation of the most famous detective in literature, Sherlock Holmes. The Royal Mint's interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, released via a 50p coin for the 160th anniversary of Conan Doyle's birth, was designed by textual artist and designer Stephen Raw a longtime fan of the detective.
His design features a silhouette of Sherlock Holmes and the titles of a selection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle works, including The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet. Stephen Raw first connected with Sherlock Holmes through a radio dramatisation, which then drew him to the stories themselves, as well as television and film adaptations. In my design for the coin I have listed the most popular of those adventures but by necessity have kept the words very small.
I hope it will encourage the inner detective in those who are intrigued by the coin. Naturally, the only way to solve'the mystery of the text' is by using that essential piece of equipment always carried by the intrepid sleuth: a magnifying glass.
The item "2019 UK Sherlock Holmes 2019 UK 50p 50 Pence Gold Proof Coin NGC PF70 UC WOW" is in sale since Saturday, January 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\UK (Great Britain)\Commemorative". The seller is "*tada*" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.