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It’s a very important date! Marking the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and the 125th Anniversary of the Death of Lewis Carroll, writer of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we are delighted to introduce this charming new collection of coins, designed by celebrated illustrator Rory Dobner, which retells the story of the Boston Tea Party with a rather different cast!

Or should that be, sets the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in an entirely different location? Whichever way round, or up, or down, or any other way you should choose to look at or through it, it is a really quite wonderful thing indeed…

FG23ALIGP1OZ-8

2023 Alice's Tea Party 1oz Gold Proof Coin

ONLY 125 COINS WORLDWIDE

Join Alice, Mad Hatter and friends to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party with this delightful, limited edition collection by renown British artist Rory Dobner.

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Our motley crew are gathered on deck after the Sons of Liberty have made their powerful protest. As the harbour waters infuse with 40 tonnes of East India Company tea, the Mad Hatter, Dormouse, March Hare and Alice reflect on last night’s events over a refreshing brew of their own. But even by their own maddening standards, these characters are not quite who they seem to be…
• A tale of two tea parties!
• Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party
• Remembering Lewis Carroll on the 125th anniversary of his death
• Exclusive design by celebrated artist Rory Dobner
• Strictly limited edition of 125 coins available worldwide
• One ounce of gleaming 999.9 fine gold
• Struck to our finest Proof quality finish
• Luxury Pop-Up presentation case, booklet and certificate of authenticity

Product Detail

Our motley crew are gathered on deck after the Sons of Liberty have made their powerful protest. As the harbour waters infuse with 40 tonnes of East India Company tea, the Mad Hatter, Dormouse, March Hare and Alice reflect on last night’s events over a refreshing brew of their own. But even by their own maddening standards, these characters are not quite who they seem to be…
• A tale of two tea parties!
• Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party
• Remembering Lewis Carroll on the 125th anniversary of his death
• Exclusive design by celebrated artist Rory Dobner
• Strictly limited edition of 125 coins available worldwide
• One ounce of gleaming 999.9 fine gold
• Struck to our finest Proof quality finish
• Luxury Pop-Up presentation case, booklet and certificate of authenticity

Specification

  • Alloy

    Fine Gold - 999.9Au

  • Denomination

    £5

  • Weight

    1oz

  • Authority

    Niue Island

  • Diameter

    32mm

  • Edge

    Milled

  • Issue limit

    100

  • Total Mintage

    125

Stories

Alice in Wonderland

250 years ago a fierce dispute about British taxation led a group of colonists to take action, pouring 342 chests of East India Company tea into the icy waters of Boston Harbour in an act of rebellion that became known as the ‘Boston Tea Party’.

Nearly 100 years later one of the most beloved works of English literature, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, was published in 1865. As Alice tumbled headlong through the dizzying madness of Wonderland she found herself at an altogether different kind of Tea Party, hosted by the infuriating Mad Hatter.
This classis scene and its memorable characters were the work of Lewis Carroll, who died in 1898, 125 years after the historic protest in Boston Harbour. To mark these twin anniversaries British artist Rory Dobner, well known for his stylish illustrations of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece, reimagines the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party aboard one of the British ships in Boston Harbour in December 1773, now riding a little higher in the water than it was the day before!

Curious and curiouser…is that really Alice, Mad Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse enjoying a cup of tea? Or is it Samuel Adams, King George, a Son of Liberty and the Boston Customs Officer furiously counting the cost of the Boston Tea Party?

Our cast are charmingly captured by Rory Dobner’s exclusive design, struck to our finest Proof quality to emphasise every intricate detail and presented in a 'Pop-up' display case accompanied by booklet and certificate of authenticity.

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