Perth Mint is
going where no mint has gone before. (So to speak.)
silver dollar coins commmemorating
Star Trek: The Original Series —
one portraying the iconic Captain James T. Kirk as played by William
Shatner, and the other depicting the fictional starship USS
Enterprise — are among the Perth Mint's February releases.
Proof 1-ounce, .999 fine silver dollar coins are listed individually
at $115 and as a pair at $230. They will be made available on Feb. 16,
according to the Perth Mint's monthly product bulletin.
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Captain James T. Kirk coin's reverse portrays a colour image of
William Shatner as Captain James Tiberius Kirk as he appeared in Star
Trek, against a representation of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the
inscription CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK," the Perth Mint's online description reads.
Enterprise NCC-1701 coin's reverse is representative of the United
Federation of Planets' logo and portrays a colour image of
the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 flying through space as it
appeared in the original Star Trek television series. The design
includes the inscription STAR TREK THE ORIGINAL SERIES and U.S.S.
ENTERPRISE NCC-1701," according to the Perth Mint.
coins feature the Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on their
obverse along with the year 2015 and their monetary denomination.
coins are issued as having legal tender status in Tuvalu. The Perth
Mint will issue no more than 5,000 of the individually packaged coins,
and no more than 1,500 of the two-coin sets will be issued.
Star Trek: The Original Series aired from 1966 to 1969 and
spawned a number of motion pictures and spinoff programs including
Star Trek: The Next Genration and
Star Trek: Voyager.
Perth Mint held a Star Trek coin launch on Jan. 30 at the 2015 World Money Fair in Berlin.
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