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First ever “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” coin created

5th July 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

Much like the popularity of coin collecting, Lewis Carroll’s treasured tales have passed the test of time
and currently the second most searched children’s book in the UK on Google.

Inspired by the much-loved illustrations of the original book, The Royal Mint has unveiled the first official
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland coin collection.

In collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, the special £5 crown featuring Alice and the
Cheshire Cat will be available from today. The coin was revealed alongside the original illustrations of Sir
John Tenniel at the ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’ exhibition at the world’s leading museum of art, design
and performance.

Aston spoke to Clare MacLennan, divisional director of commemorative coin at The Royal Mint.

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