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.
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.
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.
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:
|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|
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.
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.
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