Star Trek Next Generation is 30 years old and the Perth Mints latest issue marks the occasion

After a quiet spell, the Perth Mint’s Star Trek license is back with a coin commemorating 30 years since the debut of Star Trek: Next Generation. This was a series that was incredibly awaited and one which has earned its own place in Trek canon. Running for 7 years and spawning two following series and multiple films, ST:NG is one of the reasons that Trek is so popular today. With a new series called Star Trek Discovery due to debut in September, it’s clear that this iconic franchise will continue for years to come.

The coin is a standard Perth Mint affair. A one-ounce silver coin of 40.6 mm diameter with selective colouring on the reverse face will be familiar to coin collectors around the world. Issue for Tuvalu, the obverse carries the obligatory effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank Broadley. The reverse face by by Jennifer McKenna is comprised of a colour zone, filled with an image of Captain Picard in normal and Borg Locutus poses. A picture of the Enterprise-D and a Borg Cube are mixed in with them. Below this is a cleanly struck representation of the Enterprise-D in plan view set inside a ’30’, all of which is set inside the Starfleet logo. It’s a design that Trek fans will appreciate as the Picard/Borg storyline ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ is considered one of the series finest.

Buyers of previous Trek coins will recognise the packaging. The plastic box has been used on a dozen coins to date, although this one is a different colour and comes with a green LED light instead of blue. The outer shipper box is themed and the whole would make a good gift. Selling for $115.00 AUD, the mintage is capped at 3,000. Available today.

2017 STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION ANNIVERSARY SILVER COIN

MINTS DESCRIPTION

Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987 and ran for 178 episodes over seven seasons until 1994, making it the longest running Star Trek series to date. The series followed the 24th century adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew on board the latest incarnation of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D.

Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,000 of the Star Trek: The Next Generation – 30th Anniversary 2017 1oz Silver Proof Coin.

REVERSE: features the Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary logo and Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the foreground with Locutus of Borg, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D and the Borg Cube in the background. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

OBVERSE: depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2017 year-date.

PACKAGING: The coin is presented in a special edition Star Trek themed display case which lights up in green light when the lid is opened. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

SPECIFICATION

NAME 2017 ST:NG 30TH ANNIVERSARY
DENOMINATION $1 TVD Tuvalu
COMPOSITION 0.9999 silver
WEIGHT 31.107 grams
DIAMETER 40.60 mm
FINISH Proof
MODIFICATIONS Colour
MINTAGE 3,000
BOX / COA Yes / Yes

 

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By | 2017-08-01T01:24:38+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Perth Mint, Tuvalu|1 Comment

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  1. Mutton Master August 4, 2017 at 21:19 - Reply

    I still wonder at how many people are still drinking Earl Grey as a result of watching TNG.

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