Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes

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

This circulating commemorative 50p coin marks the 160th anniversary of Conan Doyle’s birth. A man of letters but also a man of medicine, Conan Doyle wrote sixty 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.

The British decimal fifty pence (50p) coin - often pronounced fifty pee - is a unit of currency equalling one half of a pound sterling. It is a seven-sided coin formed as an equilateral-curve heptagon, or Reuleaux polygon - a curve of constant width, meaning that the diameter is constant across any bisection. This shape, which was revolutionary at the time, made it easily distinguishable from round coins both by feel and by sight, while its constant breadth allowed it to roll in vending machines.

The denomination was introduced in October 1969 with a large version of the coin; it was reduced in size in 1997, with the older coins being demonetised in 1998. The design of the new (smaller) type remained unchanged at that time, retaining Christopher Ironside's Britannia reverse. In 2008 though the regular reverse was changed to the current design by Matthew Dent, known as the Royal Shield reverse.

The denomination has also been used extensively to issue one-year types of commemorative coins such as this one.

Twenty pence and fifty pence coins are legal tender only up to the sum of £10; this means that it is permissible to refuse payment of sums greater than this amount in 20p and 50p coins in order to settle a debt.

Coins issued in 2019 have now been in circulation for only three years.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage8,602,000 (8.6 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Visit the Royal Mint web site for the latest coin releases Visit the Royal Mint web site for the latest coin releases
(affiliate ad)
Obverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF· 2019 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF· 2019 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes - reverse photo

The reverse design features an instantly recognisable silhouette of Sherlock Holmes, in a typical hat and with a pipe in his mouth, surrounded by the titles of some of his most famous cases.

To the left (on 15 lines): The Hound of the Baskervilles · The Sign of the Four · A Study in Scarlet · The Valle of Fear · The Speckled Band · The Red-Headed League · A Scandal in Bohemia · Silver Blaze ·; to the right (on 15 lines again): The Final Problem · The Blue Carbuncle · The Musgrave Ritual · The Empty House · The Dancing Men · The Six Napoleons · The Bruce-Partington Plans · The Man with the Twisted Lip ·.

The designer's initials SR (for Stephen Raw) are after the last of the titles.

Around above: SHERLOCK HOLMES; around below, the value and denomination 50 PENCE.

Reverse Inscription SHERLOCK HOLMES 50 PENCE
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin is included in the year's Brilliant Uncirculated Annual Sets, but not the Brilliant Uncirculated Definitive Sets. It was also issued separately in a card.

Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Royal Mint product code: UK19SHBU. Issue price: £10.00.

Variety In mint sets
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / In mint sets - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
In Set 2019 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Annual Coin Set - The 2019 Collection, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen Victoria, £2 Britannia, £2 D-Day, £2 Wedgwood, £2 Samuel Pepys, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Sherlock Holmes, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
In Set The 2019 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set Collector Edition, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen Victoria, £2 Britannia, £2 D-Day, £2 Wedgwood, £2 Samuel Pepys, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Sherlock Holmes, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: The 2019 United Kingdom Premium Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown, limited to 5,000 (not included in the above set)
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Issued boxed. Presentation Limited Edition: 6,000. Maximum Coin Mintage 7,500. 8.00 g of Sterling Silver. Royal Mint Product code: UK19SHSP.
Also issued in sets.

In Set The 2019 United Kingdom Silver Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown, limited to 1,000
13 coins: £5 Queen Victoria, £2 Britannia, £2 D-Day, £2 Wedgwood, £2 Samuel Pepys, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Sherlock Holmes, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / Silver Proof Piedfort - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / Silver Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Issued boxed. Presentation Limited Edition: 2,500. Maximum Coin Mintage 3,500. 16.00 g of Sterling Silver. Royal Mint Product code: UK19SHPF.
Also issued in sets.

In Set The 2019 United Kingdom Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Set, mintage unknown
5 coins: £5 Queen Victoria, £2 D-Day, £2 Wedgwood, £2 Samuel Pepys, 50p Sherlock Holmes
Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.9167 Gold
Details

Issued boxed. Presentation Limited Edition: 400, Maximum Coin Mintage: 600. 15.50 g of 22 Carat Gold. Royal Mint Product code: UK19SHGP.
Also issued in sets.

In Set The 2019 United Kingdom Gold Proof Commemorative Coin Set, mintage unknown
5 coins: £5 Queen Victoria, £2 D-Day, £2 Wedgwood, £2 Samuel Pepys, 50p Sherlock Holmes
Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Mint 2nd February 2021 Mintage link
Showing 31 from a total of 131 coins of type: Fifty Pence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Pence 2016 Team GB 6,442,646 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Battle of Hastings 6,771,009 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Beatrix Potter 7,025,085 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Peter Rabbit 9,851,012 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck 2,238,937 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle 8,915,311 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2016 Squirrel Nutkin 5,114,321 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2016 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 1,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Peter Rabbit 20,121,866 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Tom Kitten 9,659,302 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Mr. Jeremy Fisher 10,065,668 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Benjamin Bunny 25,158,022 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2017 Sir Isaac Newton 1,801,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF· 2017 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 (mint sets only) 33,086 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Representation of the People Act 9,082,636 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018
Fifty Pence 2018 Peter Rabbit 1,563,403 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Mrs. Tittlemouse 1,830,385 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 The Tailor of Gloucester 4,036,319 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Flopsy Bunny 1,532,759 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at the Station 5,175,546 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2018 Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace 6,050,841 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2018 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Royal Shield 122,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes 8,602,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF· 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at St Paul's 9,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower 9,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2019 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Royal Shield 46,540,375 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 Brexit 10,001,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2020 British Diversity 10,300,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2020 ·
Fifty Pence 2021 Royal Shield unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2021 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Royal Shield unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2022 ·
Fifty Pence 2022 Platinum Jubilee unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE · 2022 ·
Showing 101 to 131 of 131 Coins.
Advertising
Buy American Gold Eagle Coins
Buy American Gold Eagle Coins
Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFifty Pence (One year types)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value50 (x Penny)
Circulation Mintage8,602,000 (8.6 million)
Total Mintage8,602,000 (8.6 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerStephen Raw
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeHeptagon (Seven-sided)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.300 mm
Thickness1.780 mm
Mass8.000 g
OCC IDYRVP-EVRC-NMPB-EDQG
Share or Bookmark this Page
Fifty Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes: Photos
ImageDetails
Coin, Great Britain, 50 Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes
Copyright: NumisCorner.com
Source
Coin, Great Britain, 50 Pence 2019 Sherlock Holmes
Copyright: NumisCorner.com
Source
2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Gold Proof Coin
Copyright: Chards
Notes: Gold Proof.
Source
2019 Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence Gold Proof Coin
Copyright: Chards
Notes: Gold Proof.
Source
Sherlock Holmes 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Silver Proof.
Source
Sherlock Holmes 2019 UK 50p Silver Proof Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Silver Proof.
Source
Sherlock Holmes 2019 UK 50p Proof Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Proof.
Source
Sherlock Holmes 2019 UK 50p Proof Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Proof.
Source
Sherlock Holmes 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
Source
Sherlock Holmes 2019 UK 50p Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
Source