Sherlock Holmes 50p

The Sherlock Holmes 50p Coin

Sherlock Holmes 50p coin was first issued by The Royal Mint on the 1st January 2019, as part of the 2019 Annual Coin Sets.

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General Circulation Coins

This stylish coin commemorates the 160th Anniversary of the birth of the author of the Sherlock Holmes book series, Arthur Conan Doyle.

Due to huge popularity, on 13th May 2019, this 50 pence was released as a single coin design into general circulation plus coin collector editions in BU, Silver, Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort, and Gold Proof limited edition coins. See the mintage figures below.

Sherlock Holmes 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Pack

The Sherlock Holmes 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Pack from the Royal Mint includes a booklet on the history of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Sherlock Holmes 50p coin pack
Sherlock Holmes 50p coin pack

Reverse Design

The Reverse of the coin is designed by Stephen Raw (the initials SR are in the bottom right of the coin) and features a cameo of Sherlock Holmes surrounded by micro-text of the titles of some of his books.

Sherlock Holmes 50p

Obverse Design

The Obverse design features the familiar 5th Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark (see JC initials).

Sherlock Holmes Coin Obverse

Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Coin Specifications

  • The Royal Mint announces commemorative 50p to celebrate 160 years since the birth of the detective’s creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  • 50p piece will feature a design that requires a magnifying glass to read.
  • Available in Gold and Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort and Brilliant Uncirculated editions from The Royal Mint.
  • The Sherlock Holmes 50p piece is due to enter circulation.

A Celebration of Sherlock Holmes 2019 UK 50p

Coin title
Gold Proof CoinSilver Proof Piedfort CoinSilver Proof CoinBrilliant Uncirculated Coin
Alloy916.7 Au925 Ag Sterling Silver925 Ag Sterling SilverCupro-Nickel
Weight15.50g16.00g8.00g8.00g
Diameter27.30mm
Obverse DesignerJody Clark
Reverse DesignerStephen Raw
QualityProofBrilliant Uncirculated
Limited Edition Presentation4002,5006,000Unlimited
RRP£795£95£55£10

Limited Edition Presentation (LEP) refers to single coins available in specific presentations such as Gold Proof.

Maximum Coin Mintage (MCM) includes coin made available as part of coin sets, such as Annual Coin Sets.

Sherlock Holmes Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Specification

Sherlock Holmes 50p Coin

Denomination50p
AlloyCupro-nickel
Weight8.00g
Diameter27.30mm
QualityBrilliant Uncirculated
Year2019
MintageUnlimited

Sherlock Holmes Base Proof Coin

Sherlock Holmes 50p Premium Proof Coin

Denomination50p
AlloyCupro-nickel
Weight8.00g
Diameter27.30mm
Year2019
MintagePart of 2019 Annual Coin Sets

Sherlock Holmes Silver Proof Coin

Sherlock Holmes 50p Silver Proof

Denomination50p
Alloy.925 Sterling Silver
Weight8.00g
Diameter27.30mm
QualityProof
Year2019
Pure Metal TypeSilver
Mintage - LEP6,000 coins
Mintage - MCM7,500 coins
Release price£55

Sherlock Holmes Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

Sherlock Holmes 50p Silver Proof Piedfort

Denomination50p
Alloy.925 Sterling Silver
Weight16.00g
Diameter27.30mm
QualityProof
Year2019
Pure Metal TypeSilver
Mintage - LEP2,500 coins
Mintage - MCM3,500 coins
Release price£95

Sherlock Holmes Gold Proof Coin

Sherlock Holmes 50p Gold Proof

Denomination50p
Alloy22 Carat Gold
Weight15.50g
Diameter27.30mm
QualityProof
Year2019
Pure Metal TypeGold
Mintage - LEP400 coins
Mintage - MCM600 coins
Release Price£795

Sherlock Holmes Strike Your Own 50p

sherlock holmes 50p strike your own

On the 28th June 2019, the Royal Mint switched to the Sherlock Holmes 50 pence being the coin you could strike for yourself during a visit to The Royal Mint Experience at their site in Wales.

As such, only a very limited number of these coins would have been made in this presentation. Search on eBay for Sherlock Holmes Strike Your Own 50p or Sherlock Holmes SYO 50p

Sherlock Holmes Coin Mintage Figures

  • Brilliant Uncirculated Coin is unlimited
  • Silver Proof Coin has a Limited Edition Presentation of 6,000 coins
  • Silver Proof Piedfort Coin has a Limited Edition Presentation of 2,500
  • Gold Proof Coin has a Limited Edition Presentation of 400
Sherlock Holmes Coin Mintage Figures
Sherlock Holmes Coin Mintage Figures

Limited Edition Presentation (LEP) refers to single coins available in specific presentations such as Gold Proof.

Maximum Coin Mintage (LEP) includes coin made available as part of coin sets, such as Annual Coin Sets.