As a sensation of modern folklore, aliens have been a part of public consciousness along with the rise of the science fiction genre and its tales of rayguns, spaceships, and (often) alien invasions. The blurring of lines between fiction and reality, and the desire to believe in the real-life existence of alien visitors to Earth, goes back decades. Orson Welles inadvertently triggered a panic with a 1938 radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds,” a mysterious crash near the town of Roswell in 1947 gave rise to a whole subgenre of conspiracy theories, and even former President Jimmy Carter confessed to having seen a UFO in the Seventies. The Scottsdale Mint pays tribute to the alien enigma with the 2022 1 oz Proof Colorized Republic of Ghana Silver Alien Coin.
- Ships in a display case with a protective plastic capsule!
- Issued in 2022!
- Limited mintage of 1,500 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Face value of 5 Cedis, legal tender of the Republic of Ghana.
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Obverse side features the late Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse side features a portrait of an alien.
There have been many waves of UFO “mania” over the years, with the latest beginning in 2017 when the New York Times reported on the existence of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, a Pentagon department for studying UFOs. In 2021, that task force released a report that summarized years of collecting and trying to interpret cases of “unexplained aerial phenomena,” giving rise to a fresh outpouring of speculation, insider commentary, and sightings. Although none of it came closer to proving the existence of alien visitors, it brought a public fascination with the subject to new heights.
The 2022 Proof Colorized Republic of Ghana Silver Alien Coin marks the occasion with an elegant, partly colorized design struck in pure silver with a proof quality finish that provides brilliant mirrored backgrounds. It ships in a display case with a Certificate of Authenticity, fully insured against any mishap in transit by JM Bullion.
The obverse side shows an effigy of the late Queen Elizabeth II at its center to confirm the coin as legal tender. This is surrounded by a sleek decorative border and the inscriptions “REPUBLIC OF GHANA – 2022,” “FIVE CEDIS,” “1 TROY OUNCE” and “999 FINE SILVER.”
The face of an alien features on the reverse, surrounded by a futuristic decorative border. Its enormous eyes are accentuated by glow-in-the-dark UV coloration.
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