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Limited mintage of just 4,000 coins

The Ghana alien silver coin, struck by the renowned Scottsdale Mint, represents the alleged UFO pilot in 1/2 oz of 0.999 pure silver. It’s a remarkable design in an unusual weight (fractional silver coins are tough to find!) In fact, everything about this coin is uncommon: its weight, its subject matter, its nation of issue and its extremely limited mintage. 

We’ll dive into the details below, but first the highlights:

  • Extremely limited mintage of just 4,000 coins worldwide
  • Striking imagery rendered in 0.999 pure silver, delivered in fresh-from-the-mint, brilliant and uncirculated condition
  • A rather unusual 1/2 oz fractional silver weight
  • Official legal tender of the West African nation of Ghana, with face value of two cedis
  • Unusual weight, nation of issue and subject matter (combined with limited mintage) make this coin an instant collector’s item!

The Ghana alien silver coin in detailThe classic gray alien behind the Ghana coin


The Ghana alien silver coin’s reverse pays homage to one of the most disturbing creatures ever imagined by humanity – the gray alien. Although the big-headed, bug-eyed representation of aliens dates from the late 1940s, back then it was considered a caricature. Astrophysicists poo-pooed claims that Earth was being visited by alien intelligences, and dismissed witness claims as hooey. “Little green men” was the phrase used as a shorthand for “imaginary alien creatures.”

Whether you call it a caricature or a witness report, the iconic shape of the “gray alien” has entered the mainstream. (The cover of Whitley Streiber’s terrifying book Communion really ensured this– its nightmarish, bug-eyed, pallid-skinned alien’s glare caused a nationwide shortage of nightlights.)

 A remarkably detailed alien appears in the foreground, looking over its shoulder as if surprised.. Note the huge head, massive eyes, narrow almost lipless mouth and vestigial nose. Looks exactly like Streiber’s alien, doesn’t it? This version of the alien is absolutely jacked, though – its musculature is as detailed as an ultramarathoner’s. It looks like it could punch out a grizzly bear.

The reverse background shows a rocket of unusual design during take-off, with vast clouds of smoke and exhaust billowing over its launch site. The background shows intriguing and cryptic symbols – possibly navigation-related, referencing the rocket's launch trajectory and flight plan? Or something more nefarious? 


The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, as we’ve seen many times before. This time, though, she’s surrounded by a pattern of repeating spheres of diminishing size, a design reminiscent of crop circles that have mysteriously appeared worldwide.

Crop circles similar to those displayed on the obverse of the 2021 1/2 oz Ghana alien silver coin

The coin’s text is tastefully integrated into the overall design (much better than in many other coins!). We see the year of issue, the coin’s two cedis face value, its weight and 0.999 purity along with the nation of issue. 

Scottsdale Mint has really outdone themselves with this design. It’s haunting, it’s innovative and dynamic – it’s mysterious, too. Overall this is a remarkable design that you have to see to fully appreciate!

Product specifications
Product TypeCollectible Coin
Year Minted2021
MintScottsdale Mint
Weight1/2 oz
Certificate of Authenticityfalse
IRA EligibilityYes
Dimensions27 mm
Face Value/Denomination2 cedis
Obverse DesignIan Rank-Broadley
Edge DesignReeded

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