Star Trek Insignia Replicated in Delta-Shaped Silver Coin for 50th Anniversary

by Darrin Lee Unser on September 22, 2016 · 3 comments

Collectors can look to a fictional future while recalling a popular TV series from the past with a new silver coin from the Perth Mint of Australia. Celebrating the 50th anniversary Star Trek™: The Original Series, the coin depicts the unique delta shield insignia of Starfleet.

50th Anniversary 2016 Star Trek 1oz Silver Delta Coin

50th Anniversary 2016 Star Trek 1oz Silver Delta Coin – Obverse and Reverse

Officially licensed and limited to 5,000 pieces, each delta-shaped coin is composed from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver to collector proof quality.

The original Star Trek show debuted on television in 1966 and ran for only three seasons. In the decades since, however, the franchise has grown to include multiple television series and over a dozen major motion pictures.

Star Trek Silver Coin Design and Specifications

Within the coin’s delta shape, the reverse (tails side) shows the Star Trek shield insignia and a ’50’ to mark the show’s golden anniversary. Trademark inscriptions complete the design.

These coins are released as legal tender of the island nation of Tuvalu. Accordingly, the obverse (heads side) offers a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with the inscriptions of TUVALU, 2016, QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the face value of 1 DOLLAR and the composition of 1 OZ 999 SILVER.

Complete coin specifications, as provided by the Perth Mint, are as follows:

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 60.50 x 39.00
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.50
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Jennifer McKenna

 

Ordering

The 50th Anniversary 2016 Star Trek 1oz Silver Delta Coin may be ordered directly from the Perth Mint (www.perthmint.com.au) using this affiliate link. Its price is AUS $104.55, which is about US $79.

This coin is housed in a "space-age" acrylic display case within a themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.

The Perth Mint does indicate a delay in the coin’s delivery, saying:

"Please note there is a delay in the delivery of Star Trek: The Original Series — 50th Anniversary 2016 1oz Silver Delta Coin. Any orders containing this product will be despatched from late October 2016."

TM & © 2016 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Seth Riesling September 22, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Darrin Lee Unser –

This coin was issued on September 6 by the Perth Mint Australia. I ordered one with some other coins from them & have it already. It is fantastic! But, the Perth Mint made an “error” by stating in its early press releases & on its website & on the serialized COAs that the coin has the Perth Mint’s “P” Mint mark. It does not! I let PM Customer Service Officer Trixie Rhodes know about the situation when I received my coin last week & she said they had not noticed their error! She apologized & said they would not be issuing new serialized COAs (I got a low # of 961). I went back to their website a few days ago to order another four coins for my 4 nephews & was surprised to see that now there is a delay until late October for delivery. So, I ordered 4 from my favorite coin dealer in Canada who I found out happened to have ordered some on first day of issue on September 6 & had them in stock at issue price as a PM distributor.
The heavy thick acrylic holder is secured with four aluminum screws & the graphic beauty box has great Star Trek™ artwork in black & yellow.

Live Long & Prosper Ya’ll !
From a Space Cadet in Austin, Texas.

-NumisDudeTX

Mouse September 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm

I ordered one of these bad boys today. It will be a great addition to my RCM pure gold coin -Star Trek TM Delta coin and my 20 for 20 Start Trek silver coin. I am such a fan of Star Trek. Brilliant coins to collect / they will all do well in the long run. I am a Hugh supported of the Perth and my RCM.

I took a look at the Perth Star Trek bullion coin, may grab a few / along with the RCM superman bullion. Keeps collecting fun and new. Always good to stack silver and gold as well as numismatic coins. Nice to have a balance.

Happy collecting my friends.

Mouse September 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm

I don’t know about,

“Please note there is a delay in the delivery of Star Trek: The Original Series — 50th Anniversary 2016 1oz Silver Delta Coin. Any orders containing this product will be despatched from late October 2016.”

I ordered myself one this afternoon and it will be shipped to my home address in Canada within five to seven days. Door to door service. No hold up on my end. Maybe its because I live in Canada and the RCM is a common wealth mint the same as the Perth /or/ that I am Canadian? I have no idea and don’t really care. Cant wait to see the new addition. Very reasonable price, low mintage, I’m used to 4-9’s but the design is something I would not pass up.

Mouse

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