Alien is a classic science fiction horror movie that artfully explored the worst imaginable scenario in space – being stalked and slain by an aggressive and terrifying extraterrestrial. The groundbreaking 1979 release was a box office hit, earning $80 million in revenues in the US and $105 million worldwide. It also initiated a compelling series of films featuring the iconic titular creature.
Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver, Alien won a raft of honors, including an Academy Award (Oscar) for Visual Effects. Celebrating its significant impact on the genre and enduring appeal over four decades, this coin portrays the terrifying creature in its skeletal larvae form and disturbingly elongated adult visage.
* Struck from 2 ounces of 99.9% pure Proof Silver.
* Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
* Special Egg-Shaped Presentation Packaging
* The 2019 Alien 40th Anniversary 1 oz. silver coin has a limited mintage of only 1,500!
The reverse design depicts the colored head of an adult alien with its gaping maw exposing razor sharp teeth. Overlayed is a representation of the creature in its “face hugger” larval form, the second stage of its development.
Combining two celebrated numismatic finishes, the coin is rendered in vivid color with a black background, grey “face hugger” and sickly green alien, while also boasting an antiqued finish. This handcrafted finish adds individual abrasions to the coin’s surface for enhanced fine detail and an artefact-like appearance.
The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2019 year-date.
The coin is housed in a colored egg-shaped case inspired by the oval pods in which alien life first appeared in the presence of the Nostromo landing party. The case opens to reveal four pink petal-shaped membranes as per the alien egg’s hatching process. The coin is displayed in an acrylic case with a cracked appearance which rises as the egg opens. Packaged in a themed shipper, the coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.