Featuring a silhouette smoking a pipe, surrounded by a few of the most-famous Holmes story titles, designed by Stephen Raw 2019.
Queen Elizabeth II portrait by Jody Clark
More about the Sherlock Holmes 50p
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.
50 Pence Fifty Pence Sherlock Holmes 2019 - CIRCULATED
Issued 2019 Diameter 27.30mm Weight 8.00g Thickness 1.78mm Composition Cupro-nickel
(75% copper, 25%
Obverse Designer Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by
Reverse Designer Stephen Raw Edge Plain Mintage TBC