The Perth Mint has struck the world’s first-ever delta-shaped silver
coin, with a topic that’s popular this year around the world.
Issued in the name of Tuvalu, the Proof silver dollar marks the 50th
anniversary of the original Star Trek television series. The
1-ounce pure silver coin recreates the famous Starfleet Delta Shield
insignia logo, and has a low mintage limit.
This Perth Mint issue was released Sept. 6, the same day the Royal
Canadian Mint’s gold Delta Star Trek logo coin went on sale.
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Gene Roddenberry’s visionary original Star Trek television
series debuted in September 1966, and ran for three seasons until
1969. Set in the future, the science fiction program followed the 23rd
century adventures of Capt. James Tiberius Kirk and the
Constitution-class starship USS Enterprise, a powerful
interstellar spacecraft dispatched by the Earth-based Starfleet
Command to explore the galaxy.
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Who can forget the opening lines of the title sequence (narrated in
voice-over by William Shatner himself!):
“Space: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship
Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to
seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has
The reverse was engraved by Jennifer McKenna.
The obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth
II, in crowned profile facing right, wearing a tiara and pearl earrings.
The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination
also appear. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER proclaims the weight and purity.
The coin weighs 31.135 grams and measures 60.5 millimeters tall, 39
millimeters wide and 3.5 millimeters thick.
Its mintage limit is 5,000 pieces, retailing for $74.95 each from
distributor Talisman Coins.
Quantity discounts are available; buy three or four and the price is
$73.95 per coin. The price drops another dollar, to $72.95, for
purchases of five to nine coins. Quantities of 10 or more coins cost
To order, visit the Talisman website.