Extremely Limited: Sherlock Holmes™ Silver Proof Piedfort 50p
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Extremely Limited: Sherlock Holmes™ Silver Proof Piedfort 50p


Extremely Limited: Sherlock Holmes™ Silver Proof Piedfort 50p

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle revolutionised the crime genre with the creation of his iconic detective, Sherlock Holmes™.

And now, in celebration of the 160th Anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s birth, a new United Kingdom 50p featuring the legendary Sherlock Holmes™ has been authorised for release.

A number of precious metal versions of the new 50p have been issued, but there is one coin in particular that stands out above all others. That’s the Silver Proof Piedfort Coin – and this could become the fastest selling 50p EVER.

UK 2019 Sherlock Holmes™ 50p Silver Proof Piedfort

There are several factors which set Piedforts apart from all other issues, and make them some of the most highly sought-after issues of any coin.

Visually they are a real talking point. They are struck on superior double-thickness blanks, normally in Sterling Silver and finished to the very highest proof quality. Double the thickness means they are double the weight of the Silver Proof issue and contain double the amount of Silver.

Struck impeccably from .925 Sterling Silver to a beautiful proof finish, the design of the coin by Stephen Raw encourages collectors to do some sleuthing of their own. Using a magnifying glass – like an intrepid detective – you can discover 16 titles in the Sherlock Holmes™ canon engraved around the profile of the famous detective.

Extremely rare – the fastest selling 50p EVER?

50p Piedforts are extremely rare. Only about 20 or so have ever been minted and as such are always highly sought-after.

In fact, they are so in demand that the 2019 UK Stephen Hawking 50p Silver Proof Piedfort, released only two months ago, with the same edition limit of 2,500, COMPLETELY SOLD OUT at The Royal Mint within two hours. This makes it the fastest selling 50p ever. 

Inevitably many collectors were left disappointed, and this will only increase the demand for this issue. Could this issue also sell-out in hours? It's looking very likely.

ACT NOW - secure yours for £25

We are fortunate to have a limited number of these highly sought-after coins in stock, and if you're quick you can snap one up for your collection today with a deposit of JUST £25 (+p&p) followed by four further interest-free instalments. 

Click ‘Add to Basket’ to order yours today.

Order Ref 185/W534/9
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Price £125.00 (+ £3.99 p&p)


  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Year of Issue: 2019
  • Coin Diameter: 27.3mm
  • Coin Weight: 16g
  • Obverse: Jody Clark
  • Reverse: Stephen Raw
  • Metal: .925 Sterling Silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Edition Limit: 2,500

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.