One of the years most popular numismatic licenses, Star Trek has been a pretty big success so far for the Perth Mint. The initial release was the first in a series featuring Captains and their ships. These take the form of a paired release, one coin depicting the Captain or lead character of one of five Star Trek series, while the second coin depicts the vessel that they commanded. After Kirk/Enterprise, Picard/Enterprise-D and Sisko/Deep-Space-9, the next scheduled pairs feature Voyager and Enterprise. While this is a logical way to release coins, it does mean that many of Treks most iconic characters won’t feature. Fortunately, it seems the Perth Mint has recognised this and picked out one of the most quintessential characters in all of Star Trek history, Spock, for special treatment.

Played by the brilliant actor Leonard Nimoy, who sadly passed away recently, Spock was second in command of the original USS Enterprise, and the character went on to appear in other Trek series, and not only the original series of movies, but also in JJ Abrams rebooted ones. Suffice to say, one thing Spock, and Leonard Nimoy is not short of, it’s a fanbase.

Following the same format as the coins released to date, indeed one could almost call it the Perth Mints signature, the Spock coin is a natural accompaniment to the Kirk design and is identically packaged in a pretty cool blue LED-lit custom designed case and coloured shipper. Jennifer McKenna is again the artist. Selling price from the Perth Mint website is $115.00, although you can remove $10.45 from that if you’re not Australian.


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 key characters that included the part-human, part-Vulcan character Spock, as well as Captain James T. Kirk, and Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy.

Spock was born in 2230 on the planet Vulcan to Vulcan ambassador Sarek, and Amanda Grayson, a human teacher. Spock initially served as a Starfleet officer for several decades before going on to become a Federation ambassador.

DESIGN: The coin’s reverse portrays a colour image of the actor Leonard Nimoy (1931 – 2015) giving the Vulcan salute as Spock as he appeared in Star Trek, against a representation of the IDIC Vulcan symbol and the inscription SPOCK. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and fineness.

PRESENTATION: The coin is presented in a Star Trek inspired display case and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.




$1 TUVALU 0.999 SILVER 31.135 g 40.60 mm PROOF 5,000 YES / YES