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. 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, this coin is a celebration of one of the most famous detectives of all time.

Specification

Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage Unlimited
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 8.00 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer Stephen Raw
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription N/A
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2019
Shape 7 Lobed
Country Of Origin United Kingdom

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