Celebrating 50 years of Star Trek, the Perth Mint presents this iconic 5oz silver coin featuring the starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 from the original Star Trek television series.
With the ability to travel at speeds surpassing the speed of light, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 was one of the United Federation of Planets’ most famous space-exploration vessels. The starship achieved lasting fame from the five-year mission she undertook under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. The mission handed down by Starfleet involved deep-space exploration to seek out new life and new civilisations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before™.
Star Trek Reverse Design
The reverse of the coin features an image of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 as it appeared in Star Trek. The design includes the inscription STAR TREK and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The high relief reverse and obverse of each coin are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.
Tuvalu Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the obverse of the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 800 of the Star Trek: The Original Series – U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 2016 5oz Silver Proof High Relief Coin.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is presented in a classic Perth Mint display case within a themed shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Perth Mint’s Star Trek coin series has been hugely successful with several releases already sold out!
Since its debut in 1966, Star Trek has developed into a cultural phenomenon with a range of spinoff television series and a number of feature films being released over the past five decades. The series explored a variety of societal themes and issues including a Utopian society, war and peace, imperialism, economics, racial equality, religion, human rights, feminism, and the role of technology.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, The Perth Mint is issuing a number of 2016-dated collector coins featuring characters and themes from the television series.