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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Silver Coin Amber Belarus 2007


This "fantastic" coin is issued by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus in 2007. It celebrates Alice, the well-known character from the book written by the English author Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898) Through the Looking Glass. This book is the sequel of the most famous Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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The reverse shows a portrait of Alice on the left-hand side, with her hand extending out to the right. This is a mirror image of the Alice's Adventures In Wonderland coin. Within the main central portion of the coin is a chess board with a number of pieces on it. The White Knight sits upon his horse on the right-hand side of the coin, facing Alice's portrait.
Around the top left rim of the coin are various characters from the book, including Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Chess Queen and at the top of the coin is amber egg-shaped to represent Humpty Dumpty. It's interesting to note that the title on this coin, like the portrait of Alice, are in mirror image form when compared to the other Alice's Adventures in Wonderland coin - despite the words themselves being different. In a semi circle around the bottom right of the coin there is the title "Through The Looking Glass" in Russian characters.
The obverse of the coin is the standard for the series "Fairy Tailes", with only the year of issue being different. It portrays two young children sitting upon a crescent moon reading from an open book that sits upon their laps. Above the children is the emblem for the Republic of Belarus. Below them is the year of issue, 2007. In a semi circle around the top half there are the words for the Republic of Belarus in Russian characters. In a semi-circle around the bottom of the coin there are the words for Twenty Rubles.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures.
The tale is filled with allusions to Dodgson's friends. The tale plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity to adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the most characteristic examples of the genre of literary nonsense, and its narrative course and structure has been enormously influential, mainly in the fantasy genre.
The book is commonly referred to by the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland, an alternative title popularized by the numerous stage, film and television adaptations of the story produced over the years. Some printings of this title contain both Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) are the sequels to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Although it makes no reference to the events in the earlier book, the themes and settings of Through the Looking-Glass make it a kind of mirror image of Wonderland: the first book begins outdoors, in the warm month of May, on Alice's birthday (May 4), uses frequent changes in size as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of playing cards; the second opens indoors on a snowy, wintry night exactly six months later, on November 4 (the day before Guy Fawkes Night), uses frequent changes in time and spatial directions as a plot device, and draws on the imagery of chess. In it, there are many mirror themes, including opposites, time running

  • CountryBelarus
  • Year2007
  • Face Value20 Rubles
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)28.28
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)20.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)No
Silver coin in Antique-finish quality, finely designed and enriched by genuine amber "egg-shaped".