"Space, the Final Frontier. Normally, leaving the Earth's atmosphere to experience that final frontier is beyond the capabilities of normal individuals, but now you can explore the cosmos by boarding the USS Enterprise and sailing through the stars with all the crew members. From Scotty to Spock, the Borg to Tribbles, and Kirk to Pickard, everyone is here and ready to go on an expedition through the stars and to your collection. Several Mints around the world have released Star Trek coins that span multiple series and feature various beloved characters. I'm not a doctor, but these Star Trek coins would be the perfect fit for any Trekkie's collection." (quote from govmint.org I figured it would be redundant to start this post like I started the other one, and I though that this was a neat way of putting things.) :)
In this post, I will cover the 2016 and 2019 coins for Captain Kirk and the original tv show, and the 2017 coin inspired by the Mirror, Mirror episode of the original tv show. :)
So, first off, the Kirk's coin from 2019! This coin contains 1 Troy oz. of . 9999 pure silver, and it bears a one dollar value that is backed by the government of Tuvalu. On the obverse is Queen Elizabeth II (the fourth-generation effigy from the Royal England Mint, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998), and the reverse features a colorized image of Captain Kirk in his uniform, with STAR TREK in silver in front of him, and the interior of the Enterprise's bridge in silver behind him. However, the part of the bridge that is shown contains the window, if you will. And out the window is Jupiter and several of its moons, along with a beautiful star scape. Everything out of the window is colorized. The coin comes in a special Star Trek display case, different from the others that were in the other post. The coin is encased inside, and the case features a clear sort of lid so that you can always see the coin's reverse design. The display case is housed inside a Star Trek branded "shipper" that has the words "The Original Series, Star Trek, Captain Kirk and Jupiter." The coin also comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. This coin is special for several reasons. First, this coin has the low, low mintage of only 3,000 pieces!! Second, most of the Star Trek coins that were made did not have any input from the actors who played the parts in the tv shows or movies. But this coin's design is personally supported by William Shatner! Now, I have to move on to the next coins, because I still have to do the coins for the original tv show from 2016 and 2019, and the Mirror Mirror coin in this post. :)
The 2016 coin! This coin is for the original tv show, and it features a colorized design of the main crew of the Enterprise, Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura, and Bones, along with the Enterprise, with a backdrop of stars. Around the colorized part of the design is a silver ring of sorts, with the words "STAR TREK", and "THE ORIGINAL SERIES" around it, as well as some stars and what seem to be pixels fading away from the words "STAR TREK". In the top center of the colorized field, there is a silver Star Trek comm badge, with the letters "50" in relief, and a raised star partly over the letters. This coin has a mintage of only 5,000 coins, but the coolest part about this coin is its case! The case is designed to mimic the crew's communicators in the original series! The coin is set inside the case, in a glowing blue ring like the cases for the coins in the other post have. The "lid" of the case is the gold flip top of the communicator, and the coin is surrounded by buttons and glowing lights, red, blue, and green, with a "speaker" set in the front of it. It is by far the best, and coolest case that I have seen among the coins so far covered. :)
The 2019 coin for the original series comes in a case like the ones in the previous post, although it is grey instead of white. This coin has a limited mintage of ONLY 1,250 COINS!!! The reverse face of this 2019 Proof Tuvalu Star Trek USS Enterprise and Crew Silver Coin is beautiful! It bears the image of the USS Enterprise starship in beautiful silver. Behind the Enterprise, the Star Trek Delta insignia has a colorized finish and features the images (also colorized) of Spock, Bones, and Kirk, in their uniforms. The front of the port nacelles on the Enterprise are also colorized, which creates a nice contrast with the silver of the Enterprise.
And finally, for this post at least, the Mirror, Mirror coin of 2017, paying homage to the Mirror, Mirror episode of the original Star Trek series. In case you're wondering, this is what the episode is about... It debuted on television on October 6th of 1967, and in it, the members of a landing party meeting with the Halkan Council are transported back to a parallel universe rather than to the Enterprise. Captain Kirk, Bones, Scotty, and Uhura are transported back to the Enterprise during an Ion storm, which causes a malfunction in the transporter, which is what results in the group being sent to the parallel universe. Their evil counterparts are sent back to the Enterprise, and I'm sure you can imagine where it goes from there. :) The coin is housed in the same case as the coins from the other post, and the 2019 original series coin, this case being white. The reverse of the coin is almost fully colorized, unlike the other Star Trek coins. The only silver part of the reverse design is the Star Trek insignia with two linked rings, in the top center of the design. The background of the reverse design is green, with white speckled stars all throughout. In the foreground is the image of Spock and Spock prime facing one another, and in between them, in the background is the planet Earth, bisected by a sword, surrounded by navigational rings. The design of both Spock's uniforms insignia are visible. This coin also has the low, low mintage of only 3,000 coins. The box that the display case is in features Spock, shooting, with Spock prime behind him with his arms crossed. All of the coins in this post contain one Troy ounce of .9999 pure silver, and feature Queen Elizabeth the II on the obverse.
Well, I hope y'all enjoyed this post! My fingers are getting tired so I'm glad this post is done. :) Next up will be some of the Star Trek coins from the Royal Canadian Mint (yep, I found more lol), including their special TEN-OUNCE COIN! :) Stay tuned!
Bye for now!