Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ celebrated on official UK £5 coins!

“When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!”

Alice, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.


We feel like we’re in the middle of a fairy-tale too, Alice, as Change Checker HQ are delighted by the issue of two brand new £5 coins which have left us feeling curiouser and curiouser!

Lewis Carroll’s tales of a girl’s discovery of a wacky world of impossibilities have become arguably some of the best known stories in the world.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published in 1865 and was so popular that its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass followed closely in 1871.

With their fantastical tales and riddles, Carroll’s stories became some of the most popular works of English-language fiction, with their popularity spanning across generations.

In 2021, to celebrate over 150 years of madness, curiosity, and dreams, The Royal Mint have issued two BRAND NEW £5 coins, featuring Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations from Carroll’s original tales.

2021 UK Through the Looking-Glass £5

The second coin to be issued in the collection has been issued TODAY. It features an image of Alice, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and eagle-eyed collectors and literature fans alike may also spot the umbrella that the twins bustle around with in their first meeting with Alice.

This £5 coin celebrates the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, with Ffion Gwillim’s design once again taking inspiration from the original illustrations.

2021 UK Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland £5

The first coin to be issued by The Royal Mint features John Tenniel’s original illustrations from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – the first book in the series.

2021 UK Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland £5. Secure yours today >>

Alice and one of the most mischievous characters from the book, the Cheshire Cat, can be seen on the reverse design of this coin, by Ffion Gwillim, with the title of the world-famous story to the right.

Excitingly for collectors, this is the VERY FIRST TIME that this timeless tale has been commemorated on a UK coin, which is sure to leave literature fans and collectors grinning like the Cheshire Cat himself.

This brand new coin is available to order today in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £10.99 (+p&p) in Official Change Checker packaging. To secure yours simply click here >>

Both of your coins have been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality and come protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging with that all-important hologram to guarantee its superior quality.

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Character themed coins are some of the most popular issues of recent years, so i’m sure fans of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and coin collectors alike are sure to be quick to add this coin to their collections!

Here are some of our favourite character themed £5 coins released in recent years…

2021 UK Mr. Men and Little Miss £5 Series

For 50 years, the Mr. Men and Little Misses have been delighting children and adults alike for generations with their charming, cheeky and, clever antics.

But earlier in 2021, we also saw them delighting the coin collecting world as well, as The Royal Mint revealed a new £5 coin series celebrating the inhabitants of Dillydale.

These £5 coin designs, by Adam Hargreaves, son of author Roger Hargreaves, feature images of Mr. Happy, Mr. Strong and Little Miss Giggles, and Little Miss Sunshine. It was the first time the characters featured on UK coinage and they’ve already proved incredibly popular with collectors!

You can find out more about the series here >>

2021 UK Peter Rabbit £5

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other Beatrix Potter stories span across generations, with each and every one of us having fond childhood memories of these wonderful characters.

Inspired by the Beatrix Potter’s classics that have enchanted readers of all generations for more than 100 years, in 2021, The Royal Mint issued a new £5 coin.

The reverse design by Ffion Gwillim perfectly captures a heart-warming scene from the original, much-loved Beatrix Potter stories.

Since 2016Peter Rabbit has encouraged a whole new generation to start collecting – featuring on not just one, but FIVE 50p coins in the Beatrix Potter series. And now the tale continues as Potter’s most famous character is celebrated on a UK £5 coin.

To find out more about this popular issue, head to our blog >>


With an incredibly popular theme, that spends across multiple generations, these brand new £5 coins are set to prove a hit with collectors! Will you be securing them for your collection? Comment below!


Secure the brand new 2021 UK Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland £5 for your collection!

To secure the brand new 2021 UK Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland £5 for JUST £10.99 (+p&p) for your collection, simply click here >>

Your coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality and comes protectively encapsulated in Official Change Checker packaging with that all-important hologram to guarantee its superior quality.

We’re mad as a hatter over these Alice in Wonderland 50ps from the Isle of Man!

Change Checker is so excited to reveal a brand new set of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p coins, authorised for release by the Isle of Man Treasury!

Excitingly for collectors, this is the first time (worldwide!) that the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland have been celebrated on a 50p coin.

Issued to celebrate 150 years since author, Lewis Carroll, first published his tale of fantasy, nonsense, and fun, these brand new 50ps are nothing short of magical.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p Set

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Prepare yourself to fall down the rabbit hole with these brand new FIVE 50p coins, designed by renowned illustrator Stephen Lee. The designs of these coins depict the books’ most beloved characters featuring quotes inspired by the characters, including:

  • Alice: “What a curious feeling! said Alice”
  • Cheshire Cat: “We’re all mad here”
  • Queen of Hearts: “That’s enough! Off with their Head”
  • The Mad Hatter: “I am under no obligation to make sense to you”
  • The White Rabbit: “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get”

Which coin is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

Only the Alice 50p coin will be issued individually, but you can secure this amazing five coin set in Brilliant Uncirculated Quality, or in stunning .925 Sterling Silver.

Your Brilliant Uncirculated Quality quality coins will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack, carefully curated by the coins’ designer.

Secure the 2021 Alice in Wonderland 50p BU Set for JUST £31.25 (+p&p) here >>

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Strictly Limited Edition

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You won’t want to be late to this party as what’s most exciting about the coins is that there are some very low edition limits for the Silver Proof versions

Silver 50p coins are, without doubt, the collector’s favourite and a sell-out is inevitable. 

The complete set is strictly limited to just 1,995 worldwide. When compared to the sellout story of the 2019 UK Gruffalo Silver Proof 50p, which had a mintage of 25,000, it’s almost certain there will not be enough of these Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Silver Proof 50p sets to satisfy demand.

You can secure yours for your collection by clicking here >>

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p Coin

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This 50p is the only coin in the set to have been issued individually, and it celebrates none other than the main character herself, Alice.

The coin features a carefully curated design of Alice, by renowned illustrator Stephen Lee. The design is also partnered with an excerpt of her best-known quote “‘What a curious feeling’ said Alice“.

Secure the 2021 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland BU 50p for your collection for JUST £6.25 by clicking here >>

This coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £6.25 (+p&p) and will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack, carefully curated by the coins’ designer as the perfect pairing.

Secure the 2021 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland .925 Silver 50p for your collection by clicking here >>

But, for those collectors looking for a little bit more adventure, this brand new coin is also available in stunning .925 Sterling Silver.

Struck to a pristine Proof finish, with the added extra of selective vivid colour to bring the design to life, this coin is, without a doubt, one of the most visually appealing coins we’ve seen in recent years.

What’s more, this coin will come protectively housed in a presentation box, along with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity confirming its place in the strict edition limit.

To secure yours for JUST £65.00 (+p&p) simply click here >>

Can I find the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50ps in my change?

If you’re living on the Isle of Man, then yes!


10,000 of each coin will be entering circulation on the Isle of Man and when you compare that to the mintage figures for UK coins (our rarest 50p in circulation has a mintage of 210,000) you’ll realise just how few of these coins are actually out there.


Coins issued on the Isle of Man typically have lower mintage figures due to the smaller population of just 84,000 which means that their coins are particularly sought-after amongst collectors.


And, based on the popularity of the 2019 and 2020 Peter Pan 50ps that entered circulation on the Island, I’m sure that British Isles collectors will be super quick to snap these ones up!


Alice in Wonderland remains one of the world’s most famous and best-loved children’s tales, with fans spanning across generations.

So with a theme as strong as this, paired with those incredibly low mintage figures for the silver proof versions, these coins are sure to be a hit with collectors.

Will you be securing them for your collection? Let us know in the comments below!


Secure the 2021 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p BU Set today!

Secure the 2021 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 50p BU Set for JUST £31.25 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

Your Brilliant Uncirculated Quality coins will come protectively housed in a bespoke presentation pack, carefully curated by the coins’ designer.

To secure the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderful 50p BU Set for your collection for JUST £31.25 (+p&p) click here >>