Perth Mint continues to boldly go where no mint has gone before, issuing a new pair of Star Trek-themed coins.
The latest issue, released Nov. 3, celebrates the most recent Star Trek television series, Star Trek: Enterprise.
The series is set at the beginning of the Star Trek time line and follows the 22nd century adventures of Capt. Jonathan Archer aboard the Enterprise NX-01 during the early days of interstellar travel.
Archer appears on one of the coins and the Enterprise NX-01 craft is the focus of the other.
The Proof 1-ounce .999 fine silver dollars are struck by the Perth Mint for Tuvalu.
The Capt. Archer coin’s reverse portrays the inscription CAPTAIN JONATHAN ARCHER and a color image of Scott Bakula as Capt. Archer as he appeared in Star Trek: Enterprise, against a representation of the Enterprise NX-01. The design also includes the Perth Mint’s traditional P Mint mark and the coin’s weight and fineness.
The Enterprise coin’s reverse portrays a color image of the Enterprise NX-01 flying over planets, as it appeared in the television series. The design includes the inscription STAR TREK ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE NX-01, the Perth Mint’s P Mint mark, and the coin’s weight and fineness.
Jennifer McKenna designed the reverses.
The obverse of both coins depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the denomination, and the 2015 year-date.
The coins weigh 31.135 grams and measure 40.6 millimeters in diameter.