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ALICE IN WONDERLAND Fairy Tale Silver Coin Zircon 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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On the coin's reverse is a stylized depiction from the book, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. A portrait of Alice lies on the right-hand side of the coin, with her hand extending out to the left. At the end of her fingers is the White Rabbit. Across the coin are various objects such as a table and key, a spiral staircase, a key hole and a watch. At the top of the coin are a number of characters from the book including the Cheshire Cat, the March Hare and the Dormouse and at the top of the coin is a ruby-colored, heart-shaped zircon gemstone to represent the Heart Queen. In a semi-circle around the left-hand side of the coin there are the Russian words for "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland".
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 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.

  • 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 a genuine zircon "heart-shaped".