The Adventure of the Gloria Scott, by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 56 short stories featuring detective Sherlock Holmes, and is the fifth vessel to feature in the Famous Ships That Never Sailed collector coin series.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Stunning Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse portrays a representation of the Gloria Scott sailing in the background, with Sherlock Holmes sitting onshore smoking his pipe in the foreground. The inscriptions ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘The Gloria Scott’ also feature as part of the design.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
The Famous Ships That Never Sailed – Gloria Scott 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2014 year-date on the obverse.
No more than 3,000 of the Famous Ships That Never Sailed – Gloria Scott 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin will be released.
Unique Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coin is presented in a wooden case moulded in the shape of a book and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Commissioned product struck by The Perth Mint.
The exciting Famous Ships That Never Sailed series captures the unforgettable tales of the legendary tall ships bound in the pages of literature and the classical arts.
The story of the Gloria Scott came to light after Sherlock spent a month with his university friend, Victor Trevor. During his stay, Sherlock exercised his powers of deduction to discover that Victor’s father was convicted of fraud and sent to Australia aboard a ship called the Gloria Scott.
Previous releases: Flying Dutchman, Pequod, Demeter, Jolly Roger