Gene Roddneberry’s Star Trek universe, which includes a number of feature films, television spinoffs, and animated series, is celebrating 60 years in popular culture. The Perth Mint of Australia is joining the celebration, releasing a series of Star Trek-themed proof coins. The latest addition to the series is the 2015 1 oz Silver Star Trek Captain Sisko Proof Coin, available right now on Silver.com.
- Limited issue proof! Just 5,000 coins struck by the Perth Mint.
- Consists of one ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1, considered legal tender by the government of Tuvalu.
- Struck in a proof quality finish.
- Available in themed presentation packaging.
Captain Benjamin Sisko was the commanding officer of the Deep Space Nine space station. Situated in the Alpha Quadrant, the space station guarded the Bajoran wormhole in the third installment of Star Trek to hit American airwaves. Launched in 1993, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was the final television series in the Star Trek universe, and was the first project not directly overseen by creator Gene Roddenberry, who passed away in 1991.
Actor Avery Brooks played the role of Captain Sisko on the popular Deep Space Nine series, which ran for a total of seven seasons before ending in 1999. He is featured on this 2015 1 oz Silver Star Trek Captain Sisko Proof Coin in full character as Captain Sisko.
On the reverse side of the proof coin is the full-color depiction of Brooks in character as Captain Sisko. Behind him is the familiar Star Trek theme featured on the previous two coins in the series, as well as the coin’s purity and weight.
The obverse side of the coin bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley, and is encircled by engravings that include her name, the nation of issue (Tuvalu), and the face value of the coin.
Australia’s Perth Mint was founded in 1899 as the final of three facilities in the British Royal Mint system in Australia. Today, it is the oldest operating facility in the country and has gained international recognition for its high quality and impressive design motifs.
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