Sherlock Holmes is a name synonymous with the crime fiction genre, as is his creator Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. As a giant of crime fiction, Sherlock Holmes inspired a legacy of characters in fiction and Conan Doyle influenced generations of authors who still heed his work today.
2019 marks the 160th anniversary of Conan Doyle’s birth and the Sherlock Holmes 50p coin range commemorates the occasion. A man of letters but also a man of medicine, Conan Doyle wrote 60 Sherlock Holmes stories, paving the way for the future of crime fiction. He also succeeded in the field of medicine, even volunteering as a medic in the Second Boer War in 1900.
Not just a reminder of the remarkable life of Conan Doyle, the Sherlock Holmes 50p coin range is a celebration of one of the most famous detectives of all time.