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2011 Lunar Year of The Rabbit - Alice in Wonderland

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2011 Lunar Year of The Rabbit Alice in Wonderland Silver Coin

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 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 plays with logic in ways that have given the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy genre.

The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He appears at the very beginning of the book, in chapter one, wearing a waistcoat, and muttering “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” Alice follows him down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. Alice encounters him again when he mistakes her for his housemaid Mary Ann and she becomes trapped in his house after growing too large. The Rabbit shows up again in the last few chapters, as a herald-like servant of the King and Queen of Hearts.

Limited Mintage

The lunar year of the Rabbit coin is struck from 1oz of pure silver. No more than 15,000 coins will be issued by the New Zealand Mint. The coins are legal tender of the Government of Pitcairn Island.

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Coin Specifications

Coin Specifications
Mintage Issued by The New Zealand Mint with no more than 15,000 coins
Weights
Denominations
1 oz ($2)
Front
Obverse
The Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II sovereign of the commonwealth of the Pitcairn Islands.
Rear
Reverse
A full colour image of the white rabbit created from the original illustrations in the Alice in Wonderland book. Surrounded by an engraved clock which goes backwards as time goes back in wonderland.
Silver
Content
.999 Silver
Finish Proof
Edge Milled Milled
Packaging Each coin is presented in unique packaging a replica clock which goes backwards as time goes back in wonderland. This is in turn enclosed within an outer box decorated with an image of the rabbit.
Authenticity Each 1oz Silver Coin comes with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity issued by New Zealand Mint
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