The world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes™ is a character of literature with a legacy like no other. Created by Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, 2019 marks 160 years since the birth of an author whose influence is still felt today.

When Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887 in A Study in Scarlet, the public quickly grew to adore the detective and each new story that followed was eagerly awaited. The public adoration for Sherlock Holmes was so big that when he was initially killed off there was huge outcry and even Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, encouraged Conan Doyle to bring Sherlock Holmes back. Conan Doyle wrote 60 stories featuring the detective, leaving a lasting legacy which has been reinterpreted in various films, video games, TV series and countless other mediums.



Specification Value
Denomination 50p
Maximum Coin Mintage 3,500
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 16.00 g
Diameter 27.30mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer Stephen Raw
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription N/A
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Pure Metal Type Silver
Shape 7 Lobed
Country Of Origin United Kingdom

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