Silver Thirty-five Grams (2019) Alien 40th Anniversary, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Thirty-five Grams (2019) Alien 40th Anniversary, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Thirty-five Grams (2019) Alien 40th Anniversary

Australia has two mints, the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint, which are both very active in the bullion coinage space; coins issued by them are legal tender.

They sometimes also strike bullion and commemorative objects of precious metal which are not legal tender. One of these formats, targeted at collectors, is the silver foil - a large thin rectangle weighing more than than one troy ounce, usually with a commemorative theme.

Struck by the Perth Mint from 35 grams of 99.9% silver, this oil fuses colour and engraving to portray the iconic poster of the Alien movie on the occasion of its 40th Anniversary.

Conveying an eerie sense of foreboding, the poster for the 1979 hit movie gave viewers a spine-tingling taste of the horror to come. Designed by Philip Gips and Steve Frankfurt, the poster depicts a giant mottled egg below the film’s title. A V-shaped crack at the egg’s base spills a sickly yellow-green light. The oval pod floats in darkness above a latticed grille and the movie’s ominous tagline: "In space no one can hear you scream". An image that spoke instantly of unimaginable terror, it was the perfect representation of the horror and mystery the film would bring generations of moviegoers.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkPerth Mint Total Mintage1,000
Obverse
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The back (obverse) of the silver foil features a patterned engraving of the Perth Mint’s logo and the inscription THE PERTH MINT AUSTRALIA.

Obverse Inscription THE PERTH MINT AUSTRALIA
Reverse
Australia / Silver Thirty-five Grams (2019) Alien 40th Anniversary - reverse photo

The reverse of the foil depicts the original poster for the 1979 movie Alien.

Prominent on it is the name ALIEN. The inscription In space no one can hear you scream. is further below.

Underneath the representation of the poster, 40TH ANNIVERSARY.

In small letters near the rim above right, the copyright notice TM & © 1979, 2019 FOX.

Reverse Inscription 40TH ANNIVERSARY
EdgeThinEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: Brilliant Uncirculated, coloured.
Packaging: the Alien 35g silver foil is accompanied by a perspex display case with stylish stainless steel fixings and a frameless design. Easily mounted as a wall hanging, the poster holder is provided with two sleek attachable legs that screw on to the frame for upright display. The foil is shipped within a prestigious branded black box.

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Silver Thirty-five Grams (2019) Alien 40th Anniversary: Details
CountryAustralia
Coin TypeSilver Thirty-five Grams Foil
Issued2019
Total Mintage1,000
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRectangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size175.0 x 262.0 mm
Mass35.000 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-QDYW-OLMD
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