Celebrating the third television series in one of the most successful science fiction franchises of all times, the Perth Mint of Australia has just released silver collector coins featuring Star Trek’s Deep Space Nine and Captain Benjamin Sisko.
These 99.9% pure silver coins are officially licensed and in collector proof finishes. Mintage for each is 5,000 while a special set holding both is limited to 1,500. Previous Star Trek two-coin sets sold out within hours of their release.
"Star Trek: Deep Space Nine debuted in 1993 and ran for seven seasons until 1999," the Perth Mint describes. "Set in the future in the Milky Way Galaxy, it follows the 23rd century adventures of Captain Benjamin Sisko during his seven year assignment as commander of the space station Deep Space 9 in the Bajor sector."
First issue Star Trek coins commemorated the original series, depicting Captain James T. Kirk and his starship, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. Those were followed by Next Generation coins featuring Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D.
Coin Designs and Specifications
Appearing on the reverse of the 2015 Captain Benjamin Sisko Silver Proof Coin is an image of actor Avery Brooks who portrayed the commander. Inscriptions include the mint mark of P, CAPTAIN BENJAMIN SISKO, 1 OZ 999 SILVER, and TM & © 2014 CBS. ARR.
Depicted on the second coin is Deep Space Nine set against a colorized space background. Inscribed around the station are the mint mark of P, STAR TREK, DEEP SPACE 9 as well as DEEP SPACE NINE, 1 OZ 999 SILVER, and TM & © 2014 CBS. ARR.
Perth Mint artist Jennifer McKenna is credited for both reverse designs.
|Silver Content (Troy oz)||1|
|Face Value (Tuvalu)||$1|
|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|
Each obverse offers a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Inscriptions include QUEEN ELIZABETH II, 1 DOLLAR, 2015 and TUVALU. Each is struck as legal tender of Tuvalu.
Individual Sisko and Deep Space Nine silver proof coins may be ordered for AUS $104.55, or about US $78.50. The two-coin set is AUS $209.09, or about US $157. Orders are accepted on the Perth Mint’s website at www.perthmint.com.au. An affiliate link to the Mint’s Star Trek coins is right here.
For the two-coin set, the Mint includes a special Star Trek inspired display case that is designed to look like a Star Trek transporter. Inside, the coin of the individual is set so that a light shines down on it when the doors are opened. On top, the station coin is placed.
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