Gold Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The one ounce (1 oz) gold coins are denominated as One Hundred Pounds (£100).

The coins are legal tender but are not intended for circulation. They are targeted at bullion investors or collectors who appreciate the special editions as pieces of art. The coins are typically "one-year" types usually issued in parallel with smaller denominations with the same reverse designs.

This 1oz (one-ounce) gold coin is the second in a two-coin mini series by the Royal Mint commemorating Lewis Carrol’s classic book "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass.

The Mint says about it:
2021 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Through the Looking-Glass, the highly anticipated sequel to the universally adored Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under his better-known pen name Lewis Carroll, the story follows Alice on another unique and epic adventure into Looking-Glass House, where everything seems rather backwards and logic is turned on its head. The narrative continues with a stream of playful nonsense, no better epitomised than by two of the book’s most iconic characters, Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The twins feature on the coin design, which is based on an original illustration by Sir John Tenniel that was used in the first publication of Through the Looking-Glass.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend, followed by the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features an illustration from the 1871 children's book "Through the Looking-Glass" by Lewis Carroll, showing the twins Tweedledum and Tweedledee under a tree, talking to Alice.

On three lines below, the inscription reads THROUGH the LOOKING-GLASS.

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription THROUGH the LOOKING-GLASS
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Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in black presentation box, with thematically illustrated cardboard shipper.
Limited Edition: 150; Maximum Coin Mintage: 160.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK21AL1G
Release price: £2,440.00

See also

Coins in the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland series include:
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- 1 oz Gold Proof, Through the Looking-Glass
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, Through the Looking-Glass
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- 1 oz Silver Proof Coloured, Through the Looking-Glass
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- 1/2 oz Silver Proof, Through the Looking-Glass
- £5 CuproNickel, with coloured version, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- £5 CuproNickel, with coloured version, Through the Looking-Glass

Showing 32 from a total of 132 coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
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Gold Ounce 2021 Mr. Men - Little Miss Sunshine unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Peter Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Robin Hood unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2021 Mahatma Gandhi 185 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Year of the Tiger unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Britannia, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Britannia, Proof 150 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Royal Arms unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 The Seymour Panther, Proof 560 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 The Lion of England, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 The Lion of England, Proof 410 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Music Legends - The Rolling Stones 360 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Music Legends - The Rolling Stones, Bullion 4,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Peter Rabbit 130 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Robin Hood - Maid Marian unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 Robin Hood - Little John unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King Henry VII 610 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King James I 610 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King George I 610 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 British Monarchs - King Edward VII 610 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 City Views - London 310 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 City Views - Rome 210 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2022 In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 100 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Bullion unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 The Yale of Beaufort, Proof 410 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 King Arthur unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion (Queen Elizabeth II) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
Gold Ounce 2023 Britannia, Bullion (King Charles III) unknown King Charles III - First Portrait CHARLES III · D · G · REX · F · D · 100 POUNDS ·
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Gold Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value100 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit160
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerFfion Gwillim
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.6900 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDAPVZ-OYRC-JDBM-ELMD
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