Star Trek’s Captain Archer and Enterprise Featured on Coins

by Darrin Lee Unser on November 2, 2015 · 0 comments

The Perth Mint of Australia just released two silver coins depicting Captain Archer and Enterprise NX-01, the commander and starship from the science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise.

2015 Star Trek Enterprise Silver Coins

2015 Star Trek Enterprise Silver Coins depicting Captain Archer and Enterprise NX-01

Officially licensed, each coin is composed in one ounce of 99.9% pure silver to collector proof quality. They are available individually or as part of a two-coin set in special transporter-themed packaging.

Star Trek coins have proved popular among collectors, especially the two-coin sets as they sell out quickly. Previous program coins commemorate:

  • Star Trek: The Original Series with a Captain James Kirk coin, a Spock coin and a U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 coin.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation with a Captain Jean-Luc Picard coin and a U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701D coin.
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine with a Captain Benjamin Sisko coin and a Deep Space Nine coin.
  • Star Trek: Voyager with a Captain Janeway coin and Voyager NCC-74656 coin.

These coins depict the Captains and the starship or space station they commanded.

Coin Designs and Specifications

The reverse of the new 2015 Captain Jonathan Archer 1 Oz Silver Coin offers an image of actor Scott Bakula as he appeared in his portrayal of the captain. To the left, a representation of his starship Enterprise appears. Inscribed within the design are CAPTAIN JONATHAN ARCHER, 1 OZ 999 SILVER, TM & © 2015 CBS ARR, and the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

2015 Captain Archer Silver Coin

2015 Captain Archer Silver Coin

The 2015 Enterprise NX-01 Silver Coin depicts the starship against a colored likeness of a fictional planet. STAR TREK is inscribed above with ENTERPRISE NX-01 below. Completing the design are 1 OZ 999 SILVER, TM & © 2015 CBS ARR, and the Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

2015 Enterprise NX-01 Silver Coin

2015 Enterprise NX-01 Silver Coin

These coins are struck as legal tender of the island nation of Tuvalu and bear the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth on their obverse. Inscriptions around the portrait include QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 1 DOLLAR, TUVALA and 2015.

Specifications for the two coins are as follows:

Coin Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Face Value (Tuvalu) $1
Quality Proof
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Jennifer McKenna

 

Ordering

Captain Archer and Enterprise NX-01 Silver Coins may be ordered directly from the Perth Mint. An affiliate link to the Perth’s Star Trek webpage is right here.

Transporter-themed packaging 2015 Star Trek Enterprise Silver Coins

Transporter-themed packaging of the two-coin set

Individual coins are available for AUS $104.55, or about US $75.70, and include a special Star Trek inspired display case. The two-coin set is AUS $209.09, or about US $150, and includes the unique display case created to look like a Star Trek transporter, complete with sliding doors and light.

TM & © 2015 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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