The year 2019 marked the 160th anniversary of the birth of Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, the creator of the world-famous detective, Sherlock Holmes™. Not only was Doyle a British writer but he was medical doctor and perhaps lesser known, he volunteered as a medic in the Second Boer War in 1900.
Doyle wrote 60 Sherlock Holmes stories to huge acclaim and the influence of Sherlock Holmes is unparalleled. Arguably the most famous detective in literature Sherlock Holmes still continues to inspire worldwide today.
Celebrating a remarkable man, this high-quality coin designed by textual artist and designer Stephen Raw shows a silhouette portrait of Sherlock Holmes™, and an engraved collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle works including his first novel A Study in Scarlett released in 1887.