The year 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek franchise, and no mint knows how to celebrate quite like Australia’s Perth Mint. Throughout 2015 the mint released commemorative proof coins honoring the various characters and starships from the popular television series. Right now, the 2015 1 oz Star Trek Silver Proof Captain Archer Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Just 5,000 coins were struck!
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Issued a face value of $1 (TVD) and is considered legal tender in Tuvalu.
- Honors Captain Jonathan Archer of Star Trek: Enterprise.
- Officially licensed products.
- Coins arrive in themed presentation packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Perth Mint is systematically honoring the 50th anniversary of Roddenberry’s Star Trek franchise with silver proof coins. Each coin released in the series is made available in the order the characters appeared in the franchise. The first coins released honored The Original Series, with all subsequent releases honoring characters from later series on television.
Each coin release includes two individual products. One coin in the set honors the captain of a starship from the given television series. The second coin honors the starship that captain was in charge of in the series. The Perth Mint has strictly limited production of each coin to a total of 6,500 coins. Of these, 5,000 are made available for individual sale, and the remaining 1,500 are sold in a two-coin proof set.
On the reverse face of the 2015 1 oz Star Trek Silver Proof Captain Archer coin is the image of actor Scott Bakula in characters as Captain Jonathan Archer. His image is colorized, while the rest of the reverse face remains in brilliant .999 silver finish. Engravings identify the coin’s weight, purity, and metal content, as well as the Star Trek series logo.
The obverse bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II as created in 1998 by Ian Rank-Broadley. Her Majesty’s effigy is surrounded by engravings that include her name, the nation of issue, year of issue, and the face value of the coin.
Australia’s Perth Mint is one of the most highly regarded facilities in the world. It was originally founded in 1898 by the British Royal Mint, and remained under British control until 1970.
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