To celebrate 160 years since the birth of renowned author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in 2019 The Royal Mint issued a 50p coin.
The prolific writer is best known for his incredibly popular detective stories featuring the fictional Sherlock Holmes™. It is said his works revolutionised the crime genre, and despite Doyle sharing an ambivalent relationship with his famous character, Holmes’ popularity resulted in Doyle becoming one of the best-paid authors of the time.
The reverse has been designed by Stephen Raw and features a silhouette smoking a pipe, surrounded by a few of the most-famous Holmes story titles.
The obverse features the fifth portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, designed by Royal Mint engraver Jody Clark.
The 50p coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality, and has also been protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging to guarantee the quality.
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2019 UK Sherlock Holmes CERTIFIED BU 50p
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- Product: 2019 UK Sherlock Holmes 50p
- Year of Issue: 2019
- Country of Issue: United Kingdom
- Denomination: 50p
- Metal: Cupro-Nickel
- Weight: 8.00g
- Diameter: 27.30mm
- Reverse Designer: Stephen Raw
- Obverse Designer: Jody Clark
- Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated