• 20 Rubles 2007, KM# 162, Belarus, Tales of the World’s Nations, Through the Looking–Glass, and What Alice Found There
  • 20 Rubles 2007, KM# 162, Belarus, Tales of the World’s Nations, Through the Looking–Glass, and What Alice Found There
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 – the 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 – РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), and at the bottom – ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ (TWENTY RUBLES).

РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ
ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ
2007

Reverse

On the left – the stylized portrait of Alice, the main character of the fairy tale, holding the White Knight in her hands; at the top – the ribbon ornamented with the representations of the fairy tale characters; beneath – the light color amber insert, the egg that turned into Humpty Dumpty; in the center – the chessboard with playing pieces; and on the right – the mirror image of a circumferential inscription: АЛІСА Ў ЗАЛЮСТРОЎІ (THROUGH THE LOOKING–GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE) which can be red with the help of the looking glass.

АЛІСА Ў ЗАЛЮСТРОЎІ

Edge

20 Rubles

Tales of the World’s Nations
Through the Looking–Glass, and What Alice Found There

Subscribe series
KM# 162
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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