In the pantheon of memorable movies, Alien is a true classic. Kick-starting a compelling series of science fiction horror features, the 1979 release confronted the worst imaginable scenario in space -being stalked and slain by an aggressive and terrifying extra-terrestrial.
Celebrating its significant impact on the genre and enduring appeal over four decades, this coin portrays the movie’s dark and forbidding movie poster. Credited to graphic designers Philip Gips and Steve Frankfurt, the poster’s focal point is an egg which references the oval pods from which alien life first emerged in the presence of Nostromo’s landing party. Suspended over a shadowy lattice of calcified strands, the egg seeps sinister green-yellow light from a jagged crack in its side.