The Perth Mint’s new Star Trek series of silver coins continues apace with the second pair of five in the Captain : Vessel range being released. The range kicked off in style with the iconic Captain Kirk and USS Enterprise from the original 1960’s series and now they’ve moved forward to the 1980’s with the most popular version of Star Trek, The Next Generation.

Running for seven years between 1987 to 1994, at the time it was one of the most eagerly awaited television series in history and passed through early quality issues to become widely admired in the genre. It remains the most watched of all the Star Trek series and eventually 178 episodes were shot before the cast moved on to make several movies.

Like the first release, there are two coins and they’re available individually, or as a two-coin set. Being based on the Next Generation, the subjects are Captain Jean Luc Picard, played by cult actor Patrick Stewart, and the vessel he captains, the USS Enterprise-D. Following on from these will be pairs based on Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. Packaging is first class, with the individual coins sitting in a cool led-lit custom display unit. The two-coin set seems to be the one that everbody wants. Presented in a reproduction matter transporter, it’s also led-lit. Disappointingly, this will be the same for all five two-coin sets and although it is a nice item, we’d have preferred something a little different each time, maybe even something that could be fitted together to display all ten coins together.

Available to buy from the Perth Mint website today, we’d recommend that if you want the two-coin set that you don’t hang around waiting too long. They disappeared very quickly last time and now command a premium on the secondary market.





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 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.

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.

PICARD REVERSE: portrays a colour image of actor Patrick Stewert as Captain Jean Luc Picard as he appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, against a representation of the U.S.S.Enterprise D and the inscription CAPTAIN JEAN LUC PICARD. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and fineness.

ENTERPRISE REVERSE: is representative of the United Federation of Planets logo and portrays a colour image of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D flying through space as it appeared in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series. The design includes the inscription STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-D, The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and fineness.

COMMON OBVERSE: depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date.

PACKAGING: When these coins are purchased individually, the coins are presented in a Star Trek inspired case. The two-coin set is packaged in a case designed to look like a Star Trek Transporter. The Captain Picard 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-D 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


$1 TUVALU 0.999 SILVER 31.135 g 40.60 mm PROOF 6,500 YES / YES