The Perth Mint’s releases for the month of July include a unique, 2 oz. silver “antiqued clock” coin created in honor of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The coin’s reverse bears images of Alice, the Cheshire Cat, and the White Rabbit, with a working clock face occupying the center of the piece. The obverse features a stylized iteration of sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley’s Queen Elizabeth II portrait, with the words “Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting!” occupying the center in a winding spiral. The display case houses the coin in clear latex, with a black-and-white border, and its box features a colorful illustration from the world of the novel, with an attached certificate of authenticity.
A second 150th anniversary coin is also available: a 1 oz. silver proof dollar featuring a color image of Alice against a silver “Wonderland” backdrop that includes renderings of the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit.
The Perth Mint has released 2,500 of the 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland antiqued clock coins at a cost of AU $226.36 (US $169.49) each; 5,000 of the 1 oz. silver proof coins have also been released for AU $90 (US $67.56) each.
Also available today is the third installment of the mint’s Star Trek Coin Program, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Following up on February’s Star Trek: The Original Series coins and May’s Star Trek: The Next Generation releases, the Deep Space Nine coins bear a layout similar to their predecessors. The first coin features a full-color image of Deep Space Nine Captain Benjamin Sisko, portrayed by Avery Brooks, while its companion piece carries the image of the Deep Space Nine space station, standing out against a full-color rendering of space. The coins feature a likeness of Queen Elizabeth II on their obverses, again rendered by Ian Rank-Broadley.
No more than 5,000 of each 1 oz., silver proof Deep Space Nine coin will be sold individually, at a cost of AU $104.55 (US $78.48) per coin. A set containing both coins has a distribution limited to 1,500 and a price tag of AU $209.09 (US $156.96). Visit The Perth Mint online for more information.