|Country||Cook Islands (the)|
|Face Value||5 Dollar|
Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character created by Scottish writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the archetype of the modern master detective. He made his first appearance in «A Study in Scarlet», published in 1887. Contrary to conventional depictions, on our coin, Holmes with his characteristic hat and pipe reveals himself through individual letters. Readers and connoisseurs alike will discover in a flash that the words in the fields of the coin originate from the renowned story «The Hound of the Baskervilles». The grandiose detective stories fuel the enduring popularity of Sherlock Holmes, as his adventures have continued to captivate entire generations for over a century.