ALIEN 40TH ANNIVERSARY 2019 Tuvalu 2oz silver antiqued coloured coin
Alien is a classic science fiction horror film known for some of the most memorable scenes in movie history. From the moment an alien larva attached itself to the face of Kane, a crew member aboard the intergalactic freighter Nostromo, audiences worldwide were fascinated by the titular organism – and horrified when its insect-like form violently erupted from Kane’s chest. A tense standoff between protagonist Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, and the hostile adult alien in the final moments of the film is celebrated as one of the most unnerving encounters in cinema. This eye-catching silver coin depicts both terrifying alien lifeforms featuring two innovative numismatic finishes for a unique and appealing collectable.
The coin’s reverse portrays the coloured head of an adult alien with its gaping maw exposing razor-sharp teeth. Overlaid is a sculptured representation of the creature in its ‘face hugger’ larval form, the second stage of its development.
The coin is rendered in colour, depicting a sickly green adult alien, while also showcasing 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 portrays the Ian Rank-Broadly effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2019 year-date.
The coin is housed in a coloured 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 egg’s hatching process. The coin is displayed in an acrylic case with a cracked appearance which rises as the case opens. Packaged in a themed shipper, the coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.