Going boldly where no minting facility has gone before, the Perth Mint of Australia will soon offer two silver coins commemorating Star Trek: The Original Series. One of the coins features none other than Captain James T. Kirk. The other portrays his Constitution-class starship, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701.
Each officially licensed product is struck from one ounce of 99.9% pure silver to collector proof quality. Setting the stage for a sellout, mintage for the individual coins is limited to just 5,000 while a two-coin set of them is capped at only 1,500.
Coin Designs and Specifications
A portrait of actor William Shatner in his role as Captain James T. Kirk appears on the first Star Trek coin. The image is cast against the iconic insignia popularized by the show. Behind, a representation of the U.S.S. Enterprise appears. Inscriptions include CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK, 1 OZ 999 SILVER and TM & © 2014 CBS. ARR.
The second Star Trek coin is representative of the United Federation of Planets’ logo. It features the U.S.S. Enterprise flying through space and includes inscriptions of STAR TREK, THE ORIGINAL SERIES, U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701, 1 OZ 999 SILVER and TM & © 2014 CBS. ARR.
Jennifer McKenna is credited with the two designs, which appear on the reverse or tails side of each coin.
Both silver coins are struck as legal tender of the island nation of Tuvalu and have obverses featuring Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her portrait is surrounded by inscriptions of QUEEN ELIZABETH II, TUVALU, 2015 and the face value of 1 DOLLAR.
Specifications of the coins include a minimum gross weight of 31.135 grams, a maximum diameter of 40.60 mm and a maximum thickness of 4.00 mm.
Ordering opens on Feb. 16 with the individual silver coins at AUS $115, or US $89.55, and the two-coin set at AUS $230, or US $179.10. When released, they will be sold directly by the Perth Mint of Australia at www.perthmint.com.au.
Unique themed-packaging is included with each purchase. Individual coins are presented in a Star Trek inspired case with the two-coin set shipped in a case designed to look like the fictional Star Trek transporter complete with a light effect. Each coin and set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
TM & © 2015 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Can’t I just ask the Replicator to make one for me?
Not very creative on the Kirk coin. Pretty much slapped a picture of him on it. The other designs on the reverse are not very artistic in my opinion
Again the Perth Mint boldly going, “where no coin should go”.
Tuvalu has a population of less than ten thousand. That said, I’m waiting for their Klingon money to come out. Makes as much sense as this collector rip-off.
How about doing a Star Wars theme too. Darth Vader, Death Star, Luke, Han, Chewie, Princess Leia.
I probably wouldn’t buy one myself. If it were Spock on the other hand, that would be a different matter.
With Leonard Nimoy passing the Pert Mint would have a winner if he were featured on one of these coins.