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.

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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!


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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.

UK’s first ever Peter Rabbit £5 coin coming soon!

“Peter Rabbit made his way back to his cosy burrow, where he lived with his family” – Beatrix Potter

Well, we’re certainly pleased to see Peter Rabbit return to the cosy burrow of UK coinage!

In 2020, it was confirmed that Peter Rabbit’s 50p tale had come to an end, with an incredible total of five 50ps celebrating the loveable character.

Collectors and Beatrix Potter fans alike have adored the Peter Rabbit coins released in recent years and now we are delighted to reveal that as of the Royal Proclamation on 12th March 2021, a brand new £5 coin is set to celebrate the cheeky character.

Whilst the complete design remains top secret, the coin is said to feature a depiction of Peter Rabbit, Mrs Rabbit, and three other rabbits. What’s more, the coin will feature the inscription, “NOW RUN ALONG, AND DON’T GET INTO MISCHIEF. I AM GOING OUT” – a quote from the famous tales.

If the Beatrix Potter 50p series is anything to go by, we’re sure this coin will be adorable! We can’t wait to see it.

You can guarantee you don’t miss out on this exciting new issue and any future releases by signing up to the Change Checker £5 Subscription Service >>

Peter Rabbit 50p Coins

Peter Rabbit first appeared in literature back in 1902, when children’s author Beatrix Potter commercially published what was to become her best-seller, The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Since then, Peter Rabbit has featured in eight books, over 9 tv/film adaptations. and has been made into numerous commemorative souvenirs – including a series of 50p coins!

Peter Rabbit 50p Series (2016-2020 featured left to right)

These coins have proved so popular with collectors, with the 2018 Peter Rabbit 50p specifically rising to fame when it was revealed that JUST 1,400,000 entered circulation!

Do you have a favourite Peter Rabbit 50p? Cast your vote below!


We can’t wait to see the design of this brand new Peter Rabbit £5. Are you excited? Let us know in the comments below!


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50 Years of Mr. Men and Little Miss™ celebrated with brand new £5 coin 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 now, in 2021 we see them delighting the coin collecting world as well, as The Royal Mint has revealed a new £5 coin series celebrating the inhabitants of Dillydale.

2021 UK Little Miss Sunshine £5

The final coin in this wonderful series has JUST been issued and it features a design of one of the happiest and kindest characters in all of Dillydale, Little Miss Sunshine.

Adam Hargreaves’ design of the Little Miss Sunshine £5 features the cheerful character in the forefront, with the charming meadows of the dale behind.

This coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £10.99 (+p&p) in official Change Checker packaging when you click here >>

Mr. Men and Little Miss £5 Series

What’s more, you can also secure the other coins in the Mr. Men™ and Little Miss™ collection below:

  • To secure the 2021 UK Mr Happy £5 for your collection, simply click here >>
  • To secure the 2021 UK Mr Strong and Little Miss Giggles £5 for your collection, simply click here >>

2021 UK Mr. Strong and Little Miss Giggles £5

The second coin in this wonderful series features the strongest person in all the land and the Little Miss who can’t stop giggling!

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Adam Hargreaves’ design of the Mr Strong and Little Miss Giggles™ £5 features these famous characters set against the meadows of Dillydale.

Excitingly, this is only coin in the Mr. Men and Little Miss series to feature more than one character on its design!

This coin is available to order in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £10.99 (+p&p) when you click here >>

2021 UK Mr. Happy™ £5

The very first coin in this series features none other than Mr. Happy himself!

Adam Hargreaves’ design of this £5 coin features the instantly recognisable and much-loved Mr Happy at the centre.

Excitingly for collectors, this is the first time Mr. Happy has featured on a UK coin and we think he’s made a very grand entrance!

This coin is available to order in Brilliant Uncirculated quality for JUST £10.99 (+p&p). Simply click here >>

50 Years of Fun

Charles Roger Hargreaves was an english author and illustrator, best known for his creation of the world-famous Mr. Men and Little Miss stories.

Roger Hargreaves. Credit: GoodReads https://www.goodreads.com/photo/author/3206.Roger_Hargreaves

The Mr. Men and Little Miss books first originated with Mr Tickle. Hargreaves son asked him what a tickle looked like, so he drew a round orange man with long arms that could reach anywhere!

Mr Tickle was such a success with his son and the general public, that Hargreaves went on to create a whole world of Mr Men and Little Miss characters.

As of 2015, there have been 30 books, with over 85 Mr. Men and Little Miss characters featuring and now, they feature on a UK coin series for the very first time.

Following the popularity of previous children’s literature themed coins, we’re expecting these coins to be a huge hit with collectors!

Let’s take a closer look at previous UK coins that have celebrated children’s literature…

Beatrix Potter 50p Series

A selection of the Beatrix Potter 50p coins.

In 2016 a new series of 50p coins were confirmed celebrating renowned children’s author Beatrix Potter.

From Peter Rabbit, to the Tailor of Gloucester we’ve seen some of Potter’s most-loved characters feature on our 50p coin. These coins truly did spark a whole new interest in collecting, that spanned across generations.

In fact, these coins were so popular that we saw the main man himself, Peter Rabbit, feature in the series FIVE times – a testament to the nation’s love of this cheeky little bunny.

Whilst some of these coins are no longer available from The Royal Mint, you can still get your hands on some of them from Change Checker. Simply click here to find out more >>

Paddington 50p Coins

2018 & 2019 Paddington 50ps

In 2018, a brand new series of 50p coins were issued to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Paddington’s first appearance in Michael Bond’s story, ‘A Bear Called Paddington’.

The first two coins in the series featured Paddington at the Station and Paddington at the Palace. Later, in 2019, Paddington returned this time at the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

These coins have proved so popular with collectors since their initial release and have been the talking point of recent years. Change Checker has a range of collecting packs and products for you to store your coins in when you find them in your change! Find out more here >>

The Gruffalo 50p Coins

2019 Gruffalo 50ps

In 2019, two Gruffalo 50p coins were issued to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Julia Donalson’s much-loved children’s tale.

The first coin to be released, featuring an image of the Gruffalo, with his famous horns and teeth at the centre, was so popular that the silver-proof version sold out in less than 12 hours!

Later in the year, The Gruffalo returned, this time with his adorable companion from the tale, Mouse.

If you want to find out more about these incredible 50p coins, you can do so by clicking here >>


We love these brand new Mr. Men and Little Miss £5 coins! Will you be securing them for your collection? Let us know in the comments below!


Own the Complete 2021 UK Mr. Men™ and Little Miss™ £5 Collection today!

Secure the 2021 UK Mr. Strong and Little Miss Giggles £5 coin for JUST £10.99 (+p&p) by clicking here >>

Each coin has been struck to a superior Brilliant Uncirculated finish and protectively encapsulated in official Change Checker packaging to preserve them for generations to come.

To order your complete 2021 UK Mr. Men™ and Little Miss™ £5 Collection, for just £32.50 (+p&p), click here >>