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Beam me up, Scotty

February 5, 2015 - Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek debuted in 1966, and ran for three seasons until 1969. Set in the future, the science fiction series followed the 23rd century adventures of Captain James Tiberius Kirk and the Constitution-class starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by the Earth-based Starfleet Command to explore the galaxy.
Since its debut, Star Trek has developed into a cultural phenomenon with a range of spinoff television series and a number of feature films being released over the past five decades. The new product release February 2015 series explored a variety of societal themes and issues including a Utopian society, war and peace, imperialism, economics, racial equality, religion, human rights, feminism, and the role of technology.

2015 Star Trek Coin Series - Captain James T. Kirk 1oz Silver Proof Coin. TM & © 2015 CBS. ARR.

2015 Star Trek Coin Series - Captain James T. Kirk 1oz Silver Proof Coin. TM & © 2015 CBS. ARR.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver, both coins are issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2015 Star Trek – Captain James T. Kirk
1oz Silver Proof Coin; 5,000 of the 2015 Star Trek – U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 1oz Silver
Proof Coin and 1,500 of the Two-Coin Sets.

Designs
The Captain James T. Kirk coin’s reverse portrays a colour image of actor William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk as he appeared in Star Trek, against a representation of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the inscription CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and fineness.

2015 Star Trek Coin Series - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 1oz Silver Proof Coin. TM & © 2015 CBS. ARR.

2015 Star Trek Coin Series - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 1oz Silver Proof Coin. TM & © 2015 CBS. ARR.

The U.S.S. 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 U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701, The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and fineness.
The obverses of both coins depict the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date.

Presentation
When these coins are purchased individually, the coins are presented in a Star Trek inspired case.

Star Trek The Original Series Two-Coin Set. TM & © 2015 CBS. ARR.

Star Trek The Original Series Two-Coin Set. TM & © 2015 CBS. ARR.

The two-coin set is packaged in a case designed to look like a Star Trek Transporter. The Captain Kirk coin sits inside and when the ‘door’ of the Transporter is opened, a light comes on so that the Captain appears to be teleporting. The Enterprise coin sits on top of the case in its own compartment which also lights up.
Each coin and set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

More information on the coins you may find on the website of the Perth Mint.

To get to the official website of Star Trek please click here.

And on Youtube you can watch the fun video “Beam me up, Scotty” with different scenes from the series.

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