2019 $2 Alien 40th Anniversary 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

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2019 $2 Alien 40th Anniversary 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

- Mintage 1,500

- Tuvalu Legal Tender

- Antiqued Coin

- The Perth Mint Issue

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2019 $2 Alien 40th Anniversary 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

In the pantheon of memorable movies, Alien is a true classic. Kick-starting a compelling series of science fiction horror features, the 1979 release confronted the worst imaginable scenario in space - being stalked and slain by an aggressive and terrifying extra-terrestrial.

Gripping and petrifying audiences worldwide, the ground breaking movie ratcheted up the tension when the larval alien burst in shocking fashion from the chest of Kane, a crew member aboard the intergalactic freighter Nostromo.

The nerve-stretch tension inflicted on the rest of the ship's complement (as well as the movie goers) was unrelenting from that point forward. The interstellar intruder developed into its mature and most hostile form - a skeletal creature with a disturbingly elongated cylindrical head and acid blood. Its malevolent jaws concealed an inner set of incisors which extended with viscous speed and power as a means of brutal attack.

Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver, Alien won a raft of honours, including Academy Award (Oscar) for Visual Effects.

Celebrating its significant impact on the genre and enduring appeal over four decades, this coin portrays the movie's dark and forbidding movie poster.

Credited to graphic designers Philip Gips and Steve Frankfurt, the poster's focal point is an egg which references the oval pods from which alien life first emerged in the presence of Nostromo's landing party. Suspended over a shadowy lattice of calcified strands, the egg seeps sinister green-yellow light from a jagged crack in its side. The artwork includes the unforgettably ominous line : In space no one can hear you scream.

Issued as Tuvalu legal tender, the coin has a maximum montage of just 1,500 coins and is only the second coloured antiqued coin ever produced by The Perth Mint.

The coin's obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2019 year-date.

Combining two celebrated numismatic finishes, the coin is rendered in vivid colour with a black background, grey 'face hugger' and sickly green alien, wile also boasting an antiques finish. This handcrafted finish adds individual abrasions to the coin's surface for enhanced fine detail and an artefact-like appearance.

Each 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 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.

Denomination : $2

Metal :              99.9% pure Silver

Weight :           62.213 grams

Diameter :        40.60 mm

Mintage :          1,500

Authenticity :    The Perth Mint Certificate of Authenticity

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2019 $2 Alien 40th Anniversary 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

2019 $2 Alien 40th Anniversary 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

2019 $2 Alien 40th Anniversary 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

- Mintage 1,500

- Tuvalu Legal Tender

- Antiqued Coin

- The Perth Mint Issue

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