RCM, Perth Mint celebrate Star Trek on silver coins
- Published: May 22, 2017, 7 AM
The Star Trek franchise is one of the most popular science-fiction properties.
World mints continue to tap the popular culture mainstay as subject matter for new collector coins, including two recent coins from Canada and Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint has issued a Proof .9999 fine silver dollar for Tuvalu showcasing an episode in the original program, “Mirror, Mirror.”
One of Star Trek’s most iconic episodes, “Mirror, Mirror” aired for the first time in 1967 during the second season of Star Trek: The Original Series.
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The episode uses the evil counterparts of some of Star Trek’s most beloved characters to explore the darker side of humanity and the premise that everyone has two sides to their personality.
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The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the denomination, and 2017.
Designer Jennifer McKenna created the reverse, which portrays a color image of mirror Spock and Spock prime facing each other as they appear in “Mirror, Mirror.”
The two Spocks appear against a backdrop of the planet Earth bisected by a sword. The design also includes Spock’s uniform insignia and the Perth Mint’s traditional P Mint mark.
The coin is housed in a Star Trek themed case that lights up when the lid is opened, within a Star Trek themed shipper. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity.
The coin weighs 31.107 grams, measures 40.6 millimeters in diameter, and has a maximum mintage of 3,000 pieces.
The Next Generation
One of the RCM’s newest coins celebrates the 30th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The award-winning television series introduced an unforgettable cast of characters, including one of the most feared antagonists: the Borg, subject of a new Canadian Proof .9999 fine silver $10 coin.
The reverse design combines color and engraving for a tribute to the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The field includes a close-up of a Borg cube vessel. Against this engraved background, a colorful depiction of a tension-filled scene finds a Borg cube locking onto the USS Enterprise with its green tractor beam, as part of their pursuit to assimilate technology, worlds and even beings. The reverse also includes the words STAR TREK, CANADA and the year 2017, all engraved in a Star Trek font.
The coin weighs 31.39 grams, measures 38 millimeters in diameter and has a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces.
Distributor Talisman Coins offers both coins, priced in U.S. funds, to American collectors.
The Tuvalu Star Trek coin is available for $74.95 each. The Canadian coin is available for $79.95 each. Quantity discounts are available for both coins.
To order, visit the Talisman Coins website.
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