Cook Islands – 2023 – 20 Dollars – Alice in Wonderland Fairy Tales series


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Issuing Country Cook Islands
Year of Issue 2023
Face Value 20 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight 3 oz
Diameter 50 mm
Quality Antique finish
Mintage 333 pcs.
Scope of Delivery Box
Special features Smartminting, antique finish and colouring


The ‘Alice in Wonderland’ coin is the fourth issue in the ‘Fairy Tales’ series. It is struck using the enhanced ultra-high relief Smartminting©️ technology, bringing the story to life. The coin features an antique finish, partial colouring, and is struck on a 3 oz pure silver 50mm blank of the highest quality. With a limited mintage of only 333 pieces worldwide, it comes packaged in a beautiful box along with a certificate of authenticity. This makes it a perfect gift for young collectors and fairy tale enthusiasts.

Coin description

The reverse of the coin depicts the scene where Alice is running after the White Rabbit. The rabbit hole into which they fall can be seen below the tree. In the background, one can observe the potion that Alice needs to drink and the key to open the door to Wonderland. Additionally, there is an inscription: “2023” (the year of issue) written on a stone.

On the obverse side of the coin, you can find the standard Coat of Arms featuring Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by elements from fairy tales. The inscriptions include “FAIRY TALES” (the name of the series), “20 DOLLARS” (the face value), “ELIZABETH II” (the title of the Queen), and “COOK ISLANDS” (the issuing country).

Background information

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” unfolds as a whimsical journey through a fantastical realm. Written by Lewis Carroll, the story begins with young Alice, who, after following a curious rabbit, falls down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, a world where logic and reality unravel. Populated by eccentric characters like the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts, Wonderland challenges Alice’s understanding of the ordinary.

As Alice navigates this surreal landscape, she encounters bizarre situations, undergoes size-altering transformations, and engages in peculiar conversations. The narrative weaves nonsensical wordplay and imaginative scenarios, creating a dreamlike atmosphere that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy.

The Queen of Hearts, with her infamous “Off with their heads!” decree, adds a touch of whimsical tyranny to the tale. Throughout her journey, Alice learns about the unpredictability of Wonderland’s rules and the power of her own imagination.

Ultimately, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is a timeless exploration of curiosity, self-discovery, and the boundless possibilities of imagination. Carroll’s captivating narrative, filled with clever puns and enchanting characters, has made the story a beloved classic that continues to captivate readers of all ages, inviting them to embrace the wonder and magic of Wonderland.