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Tuvalu 2015 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland $2 Silver Antiqued Clock Coin

Description:

To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s book, the Perth Mint has struck a colorized Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Silvered Antique Clock Coin. Bearing a denomination of $2, this .999 fine silver coin is legal tender on the island nation of Tuvalu and is the first working clock coin ever struck.

 

Obverse:

In the center, the back of a golden watch. A spiraling inscription reads “OH MY EARS AND WHISKERS, HOW LATE IT’S GETTING!”  The coin’s outer ring features an antiqued finish. At the top of the design, is Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, which sits as if it the 12 o’clock position on a clock. A vegetal wreath surrounds the golden center with roses at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock position. Just inside of the rim are the inscriptions TUVALU 2015, QUEEN ELIZABETH II, and 2 DOLLARS.

Reverse:

Center, a working clock. At the center of the clock a black and white image of a rabbit. The digits on the clock face are drawn in a whimsical font. A golden-plated outer ring frames the clock. Wrapping around it is the inscription OH DEAR! OH DEAR! I SHALL BE LATE! The coin’s silver outer ring has an antiqued finish. Various motifs drawn from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are depicted: At the top, the Cheshire Cat; at the bottom right, Alice; to the left, playing cards. Vegetal filigree and playing card symbols further embellish the design. The Perth “P” mintmark is located below the clock, offset slightly to the left.

Designer(s): Since 2008, Perth Mint designer Aleysha Howarth has worked as a designer and engraver. Coins bearing her work are collected worldwide. View Designers ProfileIan Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on coins from the UK and the Commonwealth since 1999. View Designers Profile.

Coin Specifications:

Country:  Tuvalu
Year Of Issue:  2015
Denomination:  Two Dollars
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage:  2,500
Alloy:  .999 Silver
Weight:  62.67 grams
Diameter:  45.5 mm
OBV Designer  Aleysha Howarth / Ian Rank-Broadley
REV Designer  Aleysha Howarth
Quality:  Uncirculated

 

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