Canadian 2016 Star Trek Collector Coins and Stamps Launch

by Darrin Lee Unser on May 13, 2016 · 18 comments

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of the most successful entertainment franchises in history, the Royal Canadian Mint on Thursday launched Star Trek™ collectible coins in gold, silver and three-ply nickel finish plated steel.

Canadian 2016 Star Trek Collector Coins

Canadian 2016 Star Trek Collector Coins

Leading the officially license products is a $20 Star Trek: Enterprise Silver Coin sold at its legal tender face value under the RCM Exchange $20 for $20 program. Also released is a $200 pure gold coin struck in the shape of the Star Trek insignia.

The $20 silver and $200 gold coins are joined by other new Star Trek numismatic products showcasing characters and images from the original science fiction television show which launched in 1966.

Star Trek Kirk Coin Launch Photo

Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO Sandra Hanington and actor William Shatner unveil the first coin in a new collection celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario on May 12, 2016.

Summary information on the new coins is offered below.

$20 for $20 Star Trek: Enterprise Silver Coin

Each new $20 Star Trek: Enterprise Silver Coin depicts an image of the starship Enterprise on its reverse (tails side). The collectible is composed of 99.99% pure silver to a weight of 7.96 grams.

Canadian 2016 $20 for $20 Star Trek Enterprise Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $20 for $20 Star Trek Enterprise Silver Coin

Mintage is capped at 300,000. Each is sold at its legal tender face value of CAD $20 with no tax and free ground shipping. US pricing is about $15.60.

$200 Star Trek: Delta Pure Gold Coin

Struck from 99.99% pure gold to proof quality, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued the new $200 Star Trek: Delta Gold Coin. Each is featured in the unique delta shape of the Star Trek insignia which marks a world’s first.

Canadian 2016 $200 Star Trek Delta Gold Coin

Canadian 2016 $200 Star Trek Delta Gold Coin

No more than 1,500 of the coins will be sold. Pricing is listed as CAD $1,299.95 or about US $1,013.

Star Trek: Crew 1/2 oz Colored Silver Coin Subscription

Characters of the Star Trek franchise are featured in color on the reverse of this unique four-coin subscription program. Buyers of the subscription will be shipped the coins as they are issued. Designs featuring Captain Kirk appear in May, Scotty in July, Uhura in August and Spock in September.

Canadian 2016 $10 Captain Kirk Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $10 Captain Kirk Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $10 Spock Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $10 Spock Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $10 Uhura Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $10 Uhura Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $10 Scotty Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $10 Scotty Silver Coin

Composed of one-half ounce of 99.99% pure silver, the mintage limit for each coin is 12,500. Pricing per coin is CAD $54.95, or about US $42.80.

Star Trek: Enterprise 1 oz Pure Silver Colored Coin

Showcasing a colorized scene from the classic I, Mudd episode of the Star Trek series which debuted in 1968, these coins are struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver. The design shows the starship U.S.S. Enterprise as it orbits a colorful planet.

Canadian 2016 $20 Star Trek Enterprise 1 oz Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $20 Star Trek Enterprise 1 oz Silver Coin

Only 11,500 of the coins will be sold. Pricing is CAD $109.95, which is about US $85.70.

Star Trek: Scenes 1 oz Colored Silver Coin Subscription

Three coins are issued as part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s new Star Trek: Scenes Silver Coin subscription program. Each depicts a different colorful reverse design taken from one of the television show’s classic episodes.

Canadian 2016 $20 The City on the Edge of Forever Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $20 The City on the Edge of Forever Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $20 Mirror, Mirror Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $20 Mirror, Mirror Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $20 The Trouble with Tribbles Silver Coin

Canadian 2016 $20 The Trouble with Tribbles Silver Coin

The first coin, The City on the Edge of Forever, ships in August. The second, Mirror, Mirror, appears in September. The third and final coin of The Trouble With Tribbles debuts in October. Price per coin is CAD $109.95, or about US $85.70, with a mintage of 11,500.

Star Trek: U.S.S. Enterprise Coin and Stamp Set

Star Trek stamps and a coin combine together to create this unique new set. Found inside are stamps showcasing the Canadian actor William Shatner in his portrayal of Captain Kirk along with a stamp of the U.S.S. Enterprise and a stamp depicting a Klingon battle cruiser.

Canadian 2016 Star Trek Coin and Stamp Set

Canadian 2016 Star Trek Coin and Stamp Set

They join a colored Star Trek specimen quality coin which offers varying view of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise. The coin and stamp set is available for CAD $34.95, which is about US $27.23.

Ordering

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Seth Riesling May 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm

The $200 gold coin doesn’t ship till my birthday month in September! I ordered the non-colorized $20 for $20 coins & coin & stamp sets on May 9 through the Mint Master’s Club for me & my four nephews. Great coin program for StarTrek™ fans of all ages. Congrats to the RCM for getting the licensing on these before another Mint did!
Live long & prosper collectors!

-NumisDudeTX

Seth Riesling May 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm

It is interesting to note that none of the 11 different coins have the inscription “Star Trek™” on them! For the 50th anniversary they should at least have the TV series name on them.

-NumisDudeTX

Tinto May 16, 2016 at 1:34 pm

@Seth Riesling

Maybe and just totally guessing, they might not be able to just use the “Star Trek” inscription because it has now become part of subsequent shows like “Star Trek: The Next Generation” , etc. with different actors and they’ve renamed the original Star Trek to “Star Trek: The Original Series” and that might have been too long to fit. …

I liked the original “Star Trek” TV series and some of the movies like “The Wrath of Khan” ……..

I hear CBS is going to make a new TV series of Star Trek to be shown starting 2017 season …

Tinto May 16, 2016 at 1:41 pm

I forgot to add:

Not to mention movies with the “Star Trek” name included as part of the title … …. I too would have liked to have seen a “Star Trek” on the coins though … I wonder what name/title will be on the OGP packaging …

Tinto May 16, 2016 at 1:54 pm

That silver colored coin with the Enterprise orbiting a planet would have looked better IMO in a 2 oz. coin ….

susan May 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm

maybe

but it just kind of seems weird where we use the men that were involved in the series…..and all that

but the americans aren’t…

Susan

Seth Riesling May 16, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Tinto –

The packaging outer boxes for all 11 coins have the name “Star Trek™” on them. Even two of the Canada Post stamps have the name of the tv & movie franchise. All rights to everything about Star Trek™ since its 1966 tv debut is still owned by CBS television network & if you look closely the trademark & copyright info is inscribed on each coin as per international trademark & copyright protection laws & treaties. I think it would have cost more in licensing fees if they inscribed the name on each coin. Of course, the characters names are not on the coins either!

Susan-

That is because actors William Shatner (Captain Kirk) & James Doohan (Scotty) were born in Canada.

Happy collecting all !

-NumisDudeTx

susan May 16, 2016 at 6:50 pm

That is because actors William Shatner (Captain Kirk) & James Doohan (Scotty) were born in Canada.

when you look closer…..it’s not just those two…..it’s the klingon guy……who was canadian born….

Susan

susan May 16, 2016 at 6:51 pm

thank you for saying why…

Susan

wish that i could get a coin too…but just out of my price range

Louis May 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Great series. I am not a master’s club member and ordered the $20 color and $20 for $20 on Friday and they already shipped! I also got the stamps already. Thinking about the 3 coin subscription for the other 1 oz color. It’s $85 every 3 months, which is not so bad.

susan May 17, 2016 at 3:28 pm

sounds good

wish i could do that

i sent a post card to someone i know in the US….

the two that are worth 5 each and are holograms…..

and the pamphlet…..

so that she can order some…….lol…..

she’s a big star trek fan….

i told her to send me theirs when they get them……..so…

Seth Riesling May 17, 2016 at 3:59 pm

Louis-

It sure is a nice 11-coin & 3-stamp series with something for every taste & budget. My initial order shipped yesterday & they will arrive on Thursday by Fed Ex. Can’t wait to see them in person! Then I will probably order some more of the coin & stamp sets as gifts for my 4 nephews & to have on hand as Holiday gifts. Great artwork on the $20 for $20 folder & the coin & stamp foldout too makes a really nice presentation for sure.

Susan –

You are lucky that in Canada the Canada Post sells some coins too like in many other countries (I lived in Germany for 3 years & bought coins & stamps at the local post office in the town near our USA base). The USA Postal Service does not sell coins unfortunately.

Happy collecting all !

-NumisDudeTX

susan May 17, 2016 at 4:12 pm

i know, i’ve been to some US post offices…..so

maybe they should….

susan

Seth Riesling May 19, 2016 at 9:55 pm

Received my 5 $20 for $20 Star Trek ™ silver coins & 5 of the Star Trek ™ coin & stamp tri-fold sets today. Fantastic, beautiful items ! Congrats to the RCM on a job well done. Great graphics artwork on both products packaging too.

-NumisDudeTX

Rooster June 27, 2016 at 7:59 am

I just got one but all these colored coins suck, their extremely dark, very little details and over priced. I got the one with the stamp collection I’m not too enthralled with the coin as I am with the stamps, luckily it comes in a plastic packaging. Its nice that it’s endorsed by CBS but other than that there’s no proof of silver (if at all used) on this seems kind of a let down at $40.

susan June 27, 2016 at 8:42 am

i am waiting for someone to send me the american stamps……and i find them not even wanting them…there is no character to them at all, they seem so very dark.

these coins i only have one, but i do like it…..

that’s all that i can afford at the moment

but i would never say our coins are dark….

the other stuff coming up from the US…however

and even she said that she finds ours by far more interesting…

i sent her a two-stamp set…and then the catalogue for her to order more…

not sure if she did or not…but still

she has it

Susan

Katrina L Brown September 10, 2016 at 10:18 pm

I love all of your coins and stamps. You have done a wonderful job representing major character rolls and moments we all remember. They are great tributes to the concept Gene Roddenberry and the actors tried to portray. GREAT JOB!!!!!

P.S. I do not know if you are aware that in the USA a company called the New England Mint is also making a star trek 50th anniversary half dollar legal tender coin. Their coin is very bad. The picture quality is poor and only has the enterprise with 50 written over the delta next to it. Also most insulting of all they wrote the motto “To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before” along the bottom of the coin BUT got it wrong and embossed the politically correctly Next Generation motto Where No ONE has gone before. I wish some one would/ could stop them from producing this monstrosity…..

Melissa Struxness October 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm

It should say “where no man has gone before” otherwise these aren’t authentic

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