• 20 Rubles 2007, KM# 161, Belarus, Tales of the World’s Nations, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • 20 Rubles 2007, KM# 161, Belarus, Tales of the World’s Nations, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Description

Apart from the fairy tales which are well-known around the world, the Fairy Tales series also presents national fairy tales with a universal message. The images on the coins are little gems which capture many symbols due to which the fairy tales are no more ordinary narratives but touch upon the world of magic.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll published in 1865 is a narrative about the adventures of a little girl in the enchanted world as well as about her relations with strange creatures which live in there. Each meeting results in a story with a moral. The novel employs the convention of an absurd dream, still it is full of allegories, satirical parodies, linguistic and mathematical references.

Surface of the coin is oxidized.

Design: S. Necrasova (Belarus).

Obverse

At the top – a relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; in the center – the representation of a boy and a girl against the background of the starry sky, sitting on a swiveled crescent moon and holding an open book; beneath – the year of issue; and circumferential inscriptions: at the top – РЭСПУБЛИКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), and at the bottom – ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ (TWENTY RUBLES).

РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ
ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ
2007

Reverse

On the right – the stylized portrait of Alice, the main character of the fairy tale, holding the small White Rabbit in her hands; at the top – the ribbon ornamented with the representations of the fairy tale characters, beneath – the pink synthetic zircon inset in the shape of a heart symbolizing the Queen of Hearts; in the center – the hall with a small mysterious exit door into an attractive garden; and on the left – a circumferential inscription: АЛІСІНЫ ПРЫГОДЫ Ў ДЗІВОСНАЙ КРАІНЕ (ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND).

АЛІСІНЫ ПРЫГОДЫ Ў ДЗІВОСНАЙ КРАІНЕ

Edge

20 Rubles

Tales of the World’s Nations
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Subscribe series
KM# 161
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Mint of Poland

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