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.
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|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Reverse Designer||Jennifer McKenna|
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."
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