Ever since the rise of science fiction as an entertainment genre, there has been a widespread public fascination with its typical subject matter: space and space exploration, futuristic technologies, and perhaps more than anything else, alien life. The theme of alien visitors — sometimes benevolent, sometimes sinister — has been a phenomenon of modern folklore for decades, often spilling over from the pages of fiction into subcultures dedicated to a belief in real-life aliens. Waves of “UFO-mania” have swept the world more than once over the years, recently cresting again in the early part of this decade, in a phenomenon commemorated by the Scottsdale Mint with the 2022 1 oz Antique Republic of Ghana Silver Alien Coin.
- Available to you in a protective plastic capsule or in skinboards of 5!
- Issued in 2022 by the Scottsdale Mint!
- Limited mintage of 25,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of 5 Cedis, legal tender of the Republic of Ghana.
- Obverse side features the late Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features a portrait of an alien.
One of the earliest outbreaks of the UFO sensation happened in 1938, when a radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds” by Orson Wells accidentally touched off a public panic among listeners who thought they were hearing a news broadcast. Another major instance was touched off by a crash near the town of Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, which ultimately give rise to reports of aliens inducing sleep paralysis in human victims and abducting them. Most recently, a report from a Pentagon task force tracking “unexplained aerial phenomena” raised a new furor in 2021. Although none of these incidents led to proof of alien visitors, they all indicated a durable public fascination with the alien enigma.
The 2022 Antique Republic of Ghana Silver Alien Coin captures the alien mystery in a design struck in pure silver with a gorgeous antiqued finish that brings out the details in its engraved artwork. It ships in a secure plastic capsule or in orders of five embedded in a skinboard, with each shipment fully insured against loss or damage.
The obverse side features an effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II at its center to confirm this coin as legal tender. It’s surrounded by a sleek decorative border and the inscriptions “REPUBLIC OF GHANA – 2022,” “FIVE CEDIS,” “1 TROY OUNCE” and “999 FINE SILVER.”
The enigmatic face of an alien features on the reverse, surrounded by an intricately futuristic decorative border. It has nearly-vestigial facial features and enormous eyes commonly attributed to aliens by believers in the UFO phenomena.
The team at JM Bullion is always happy to provide more information about these 1 oz silver coins. Call 800-276-6508 today, send us an e-mail inquiry, or chat with us live online.