2021 Five Pound Coin – Alice in Wonderland


The 2021 Five Pound Coin - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Five Pounds version and the first coin from the Royal Mint’s Treasury of Tales collection.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a book published in 1865 by Lewis Carrol (a pseudonym of Charles Dodgson). It is a fantasy story of a young girl who falls through a rabbit hole into a mysterious World full of strange people and talking animals, such as the White Rabbit, Cheshire Cat and Queen of Hearts. It is one of the most popular books in English literature.

This coin is a BU coin denominated as £5 and colourised. In the series there is a one-ounce silver proof (colourised), half-ounce silver proof (not colourised) and gold coins were also minted.

These coins are available (subject to stock) from the Royal Mint Shop (product code UK21AWBC).

The Reverse, by Ffion Gwillim, shows Alice talking to the Cheshire Cat which is based on an original Sir John Tennie illustration from the book.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

Image credit: The Royal Mint


Mintage: 15,000 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 2021 ?
The Monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minster is Boris Johnson. New (20 January) US President is Joe Biden (D-Delaware) and vice-president is Kamala Harris. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic still dominates World news and face masks are the norm. People and Businesses struggle after a long lockdown.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Five Pound Coins
As Crowns were redenominated from 25p (five shillings) to £5 in 1990, this category contains the newer 'decimal crowns'. We call them five pound coins because there are quite a number of these and the Royal Mint doesn't always refer to them as Crowns, although they seem to have the same weight and general dimensions. For the older, traditional coins see our Crowns category.

The Royal Mint issue many £5 coins both individually and as a series. They are all commemorative and are usually available as BU and silver, often gold and sometimes with other series variants like 1oz, 5oz, 10oz, etc. There are always plenty on ebay.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the Five Pound Coins page on eBay UK

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2021 Alice
2021 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland UK £5 BU Coin in Royal Mint Sealed Pack
£ 13.95
UK Five Pound £5 Coin Brilliant Uncirculated 1990 to 2022 - Choose your Coin
UK Five Pound £5 Coin Brilliant Uncirculated 1990 to 2022 - Choose your Coin
£ 13.99
2021 Brilliant Uncirculated Alice In Wonderland UK £5 Five Pounds
2021 Brilliant Uncirculated Alice In Wonderland UK £5 Five Pounds
£ 14.17
Koin Club Royal Mint Alice
Koin Club Royal Mint Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 2021 UK £5 BU Coin
£ 11.99
2021 UK Alice
2021 UK Alice's Adventures in Wonderland BU £5
£ 10.99
2021 Alice In Wonderland BU £5 Coin. UNC.
2021 Alice In Wonderland BU £5 Coin. UNC.
£ 13.95
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland Naked 2021 £5 Five Pounds Coin BU No Packaging
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland Naked 2021 £5 Five Pounds Coin BU No Packaging
£ 19.96
Alice’s Through The Looking Glass 2021 £5 BUC Coloured Coin Limited To 15,000
Alice’s Through The Looking Glass 2021 £5 BUC Coloured Coin Limited To 15,000
£ 35.99

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