2019 2 oz Tuvalu Alien 40th Anniversary Antiqued Silver Coin
The reverse design depicts the coloured 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.
The coin’s obverse portrays the Ian Rank-Broadly effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the weight and fineness, 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, 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 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.