Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinGold Quarter Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland

Like many other mints, the Royal Mint issues bullion coins in precious metals, having much higher intrinsic value than their face value. The quarter ounce (1/4 oz) gold coins are denominated as Twenty-five Pounds (£25).

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 other denominations with the same reverse designs.

This 1/4oz (quarter-ounce) gold coin is the first in a two-coin mini series by the Royal Mint commemorating Lewis Carrol’s classic book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The Mint says about it:
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a truly original literary masterpiece and timeless tale made for the imagination. In 2021, Lewis Carroll’s story about an inquisitive young girl called Alice will be celebrated on a UK coin for the very first time. Created in collaboration with the V&A, this coin is exclusively brought to you from The Royal Mint’s Treasury of Tales. Made for both adults and children alike, Alice’s mind-bending trip into Wonderland is a classic example of literary nonsense, a popular form of writing in the mid-nineteenth century. What’s more, the book has never been out of print since its first publication in 1865.

Whilst Carroll’s words weave endless possibilities for our imagination, graphic humorist and political cartoonist Sir John Tenniel provided charming illustrations that helped bring the story to life - one of which features on the reverse design for this coin. This wonderful tribute to one of the most imaginative tales in literary history is a coin that can serve as a treasured keepsake for ardent fans of the book, or even the perfect "unbirthday" gift for a friend or loved one to start or add to their collection.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland - 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 · 25 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 · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin features an illustration from the children's book "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. Alice is seen talking to the Cheshire Cat, who is up on a tree branch.

On four lines, the inscription reads ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
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Notes

Finish: Proof FDC.
Packaging: in mahogany presentation box, with thematically illustrated cardboard shipper.
Limited Edition: 500; Maximum Coin Mintage: 510.
Royal Mint Product Code: UK21AWQG
Date of issue: 5 July 2021.
Release price: £650.00

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

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Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Through the Looking-Glass unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Gold Standard unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS ·
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Gold Quarter Ounce 2021 Alice in Wonderland: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeGold Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value25 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit510
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerFfion Gwillim
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.000 mm
Mass7.800 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-AXZY-EYPL
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