Gold Ounce 2022 Alien, Coin from Ghana - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2022 Alien, Coin from Ghana
CoinGold Ounce 2022 Alien

The Ghanaian Cedi has been the currency of Ghana since 1965, when it replaced the pre-decimal Ghanaian Pound.

Apart from the regular circulating coinage, the country has also authorised some foreign mints to issue commemorative and bullion coins under its jurisdiction. These are typically in standard bullion sizes, such as one ounce of gold (abbreviated as 1 oz Au, where "Au" comes from the Latin word for gold, Aurum).

The Mint says about this coin:
Scottsdale Mint is thrilled to launch the next wave of the interstellar invasion: the 2022 Ghana Alien series. This marks the second installment of the highly acclaimed and highly anticipated coin program.

The new design features a foreboding Alien staring into the terrestrial viewer’s soul as he manifests out of a stargate. The obverse features a cosmic pattern and the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. New this year is a 1/10th oz Gold BU offering.

MintScottsdale Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage 100
Obverse
Ghana / Gold Ounce 2022 Alien - obverse photo

Within a double rim featuring planetary decorations, the obverse of the coin shows at its centre the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

Normally, the initials of the designer Ian Rank-Broadley are below the neck truncation when this portrait of the Queen is used on coinage, but they are not displayed here.

Around above the effigy is the country legend and date of issue: REPUBLIC OF · GHANA 2022. Around below, the face value TWENTY CEDIS. Around left and around right, the precious metal content: 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD.

It is unclear why the Queen's effigy is shown, given that she was Queen of Ghana only until 1960, after which time the country became a republic.

Obverse Inscription REPUBLIC OF GHANA · 2022 TWENTY CEDIS
Reverse
Ghana / Gold Ounce 2022 Alien - reverse photo

The reverse design depicts a staring Alien ET (Extra-Terrestrial), "staring into your terrestrial soul as he summons himself through a stargate".

There is no inscription. A "secret message" is only revealed under ultraviolet light.

Reverse Inscription (none)
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Finish: proof, coloured, with "secret message" seen only under UV light.
Packaging: in themed gift box, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Issue price: US$ 2,438.15.

See also

Coins in the Alien series issued for Ghana include:
- 1 oz Gold, Alien 2021
- 1 oz Silver, Alien 2021
- 1/2 oz Silver, Alien 2021
- 1 oz Gold, Alien 2022
- 1/10 oz Gold, Alien 2022
- 1 oz Silver, Alien 2022
- 1/2 oz Silver, Alien 2022
- 1 oz Gold, Alien 2023
- 1/10 oz Gold, Alien 2023
- 1 oz Silver, Alien 2023
- 1/2 oz Silver, Alien 2023

All (15) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2019 Giants of the Ice Age - Woolly Mammoth 1,000 Coat of Arms of Ghana REPUBLIC OF GHANA 500 CEDIS
Gold Ounce 2019 Giants of the Ice Age - Irish Elk 1,000 Coat of Arms of Ghana REPUBLIC OF GHANA 500 CEDIS
Gold Ounce 2020 African Leopard 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II 2020 TWENTY CEDIS * REPUBLIC OF GHANA *
Gold Ounce 2020 Giants of the Ice Age - Smilodon 1,000 Coat of Arms of Ghana REPUBLIC OF GHANA 500 CEDIS
Gold Ounce 2020 Giants of the Ice Age - Cave Bear 1,000 Coat of Arms of Ghana REPUBLIC OF GHANA 500 CEDIS
Gold Ounce 2021 African Leopard 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TWENTY CEDIS * REPUBLIC OF GHANA *
Gold Ounce 2021 Giants of the Ice Age - Woolly Rhinoceros 1,000 Coat of Arms of Ghana REPUBLIC OF GHANA 500 CEDIS
Gold Ounce 2021 Giants of the Ice Age - Aurochs 1,000 Coat of Arms of Ghana REPUBLIC OF GHANA 500 CEDIS
Gold Ounce 2021 Alien 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait REPUBLIC OF GHANA · 2021 TWENTY CEDIS
Gold Ounce 2022 African Leopard 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II · TWENTY CEDIS * REPUBLIC OF GHANA *
Gold Ounce 2022 Alien 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait REPUBLIC OF GHANA · 2022 TWENTY CEDIS
Gold Ounce 2022 Giants of the Ice Age - Reindeer 1,000 Coat of Arms of Ghana REPUBLIC OF GHANA 500 CEDIS
Gold Ounce 2022 Giants of the Ice Age - Cave Lion 1,000 Coat of Arms of Ghana REPUBLIC OF GHANA 500 CEDIS
Gold Ounce 2023 African Leopard 100 Coat of Arms of Ghana 500 CEDIS REPUBLIC OF GHANA * 9999 FINE GOLD 1 TROY OZ *
Gold Ounce 2023 Alien 100 Coat of Arms of Ghana REPUBLIC OF GHANA · 2023 500 CEDIS 1 TROY OUNCE 9999 FINE GOLD
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Gold Ounce 2022 Alien: Details
CountryGhana
CurrencyCedi
PeriodGhana Cedi (2007 - present)
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz), Bullion
Issued2022
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value20 (x Cedi)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.0000 mm
Mass31.1000 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-BVBY-OJZN
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