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