With a legacy that is unparalleled in the crime fiction genre, Sherlock Holmes™ is the most famous and most influential detective in literature. Created by Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle and first appearing in 1887, Sherlock Holmes still remains wildly popular even 160 years after the birth of Conan Doyle. Not just a man of letters, he was also a man of medicine but he felt that his true calling was writing.

The success of Sherlock Holmes meant fame swiftly reached Conan Doyle and 60 stories later, including four novels, Conan Doyle’s life and the world of literature was never the same again.


Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage 600
Alloy 22 Carat Gold
Weight 15.50 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer Stephen Raw
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription N/A
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Shape 7 Lobed

“Sherlock Holmes™. Arthur Conan Doyle Characters Limited is the owner of certain rights, trademarks and brand marks relating to the Sherlock Holmes name and silhouette.”

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