2022 Niue $5 2oz Silver E.T. 40th Anniversary Shaped Colorized Coin NGC 70 FR
Director Steven Spielberg’s classic 1982 Sci-Fi/Adventure film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was a colossal success, surpassing Star Wars as the highest grossing film of all time. Besides its combination of alien visitors and suburban reality, the film also proved to be a mammoth success for Reese’s Pieces candy, which were used in the film after candy-maker Mars Inc. turned down Spielberg’s request to use M&Ms—they didn’t like the script. The authentic human characters and normal day-to-day situations made the film very relatable to large audiences of people and helped launch Reese’s Pieces into one of the world’s most popular candy treats. Here’s another treat to help you celebrate the 40th anniversary of this beloved film, a limited-edition, legal-tender coin that was struck in the shape of the film’s big-eyed little alien!
The Face Of E.T. Reproduced In Pure Silver
This 2022-dated coin was struck in two full ounces of highly pure 99.9% fine silver and is a captivating full-color, close-up image of E.T.’s expressive alien face. The diminutive alien’s deeply lined, football-shaped head is lightened by his happy smile and deep-blue eyes. In the film, E.T. befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott Taylor played by Henry Thomas. E.T. had been left behind on Earth after he got separated from his companions when U.S. government agents surprised them and nearly captured their spaceship. He escaped by hiding in the Taylor family’s tool shed. Using tools and toys from the Taylor household, E.T. tries to “Phone Home” and is ultimately rescued by his extraterrestrial companions with help from Elliott and his family and their friends.
Just 600 Coins Available For Worldwide Release
Just as E.T. was on Earth for only a short time, so, too is the availability of these coins. With only 600 of these 2022 Niue $5 Two-Ounce Silver E.T. 40th Anniversary Shaped & Colorized Coins minted for worldwide release.
- NGC CERTIFIED MS 70 FIRST RELEASES
- 40th ANNIVERSARY OF E.T. – This coin celebrates the 40th anniversary of the 1982 Sci-Fi/Adventure film T. The Extra-Terrestrial directed by Steven Spielberg. It features a shaped and colorized image of E.T.’s large, expressive face. The obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each E.T. 40th Anniversary Shaped & Colorized Coin was struck in two ounces of highly pure 99.9% fine silver and measures 40 mm x 36 mm.
- LEGAL-TENDER COIN – These Two-Ounce Silver E.T. 40th Anniversary Shaped & Colorized Coins are $5 legal tender in Niue, a small island nation in the South Pacific Ocean.
- GEM BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2022 Niue $5 Two-Ounce Silver E.T. 40th Anniversary Shaped & Colorized Coin will come in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition.
- LOW LIMITED EDITION – The maximum worldwide mintage for the 2022 Niue $5 Two-Ounce Silver E.T. 40th Anniversary Shaped & Colorized Coin has been set at just 600.
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- Collectibles & Fine Art
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- Item Type:
- Collectible Coins
- E.T 40TH Anniversary
- ET Shape Face
- Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
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- Metal Content:
- 2 troy oz
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- First Releases
- Sunshine Mint