2019 sees The Royal Mint celebrate the 160th anniversary of Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle’s birth. The creator of the world-famous detective, Sherlock Holmes™, Conan Doyle is responsible for a huge legacy – one that continues to inspire today. A man of letters but also a man of medicine, Conan Doyle wrote 60 Sherlock Holmes stories to huge acclaim. He also succeeded in the field of medicine as he opened up his own practices and volunteered as a medic in the Second Boer War in 1900.

Conan Doyle wrote 60 Sherlock Holmes stories to huge acclaim and the influence of Sherlock Holmes is unparalleled. He is the most famous detective in literature and still continues to inspire today. Celebrate a lasting legacy which is tantamount to an enduring partnership between Conan Doyle and the world-famous sleuth.


Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage 7,500
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 8.00 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer Stephen Raw
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Shape 7 Lobed
Country Of Origin United Kingdom

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