The ghost-hunting fictional scientists played by actors Bill Murray,
Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis now appear on a colorful Reverse Proof
.9999 fine silver dollar from Tuvalu.
Ghostbusters is a blockbuster supernatural and science fiction
comedy film that follows the story of three doctors working in the
Paranormal Studies Department of Columbia University in New York.
After being fired for their unreliable and suspect findings, research,
and methods, the three decide to start their own business specializing
in paranormal investigations under the name “Ghostbusters.”
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Together, Peter Venkman (played by actor Bill Murray), Raymond “Ray”
Stantz (Dan Akroyd), and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) set up shop in
an abandoned firehouse in New York City and convert a Cadillac
ambulance into the Ectomobile.
They eventually stumble upon a gateway to another dimension that
begins wreaking havoc on the metropolis, so they attempt to save
Manhattan from the mass destruction caused by the ancient Sumerian god
Gozer, who takes the form of a giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
The reverse of the Ghostbusters coin was designed by Perth Mint artist Thomas Vaughan. It shows the
characters as they appeared in the film, against a backdrop of New
York City and an ominous, green colored sky. The design also includes
the famous “No Ghosts” logo and the legend GHOSTBUSTERS.
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The coin weighs 31.107 grams, measures 40.6 millimeters in diameter
and has a mintage limit of 5,000 pieces. It is the first in a series
being issued for the movie.
Distributor Talisman Coins offers the coins for $74.95 each, and
quantity discounts may be available. To order, visit the firm’s website.