The final Star Trek television series to hit American airwaves arrived in 1993, overlapping its predecessor and marking a turning point in the history of the beloved sci-fi franchise. As fans of Star Trek celebrate 60 years of “going where no man has gone before,” the Perth Mint is offering silver proof coins to mark the occasion. Today, the 2015 1 oz Silver Star Trek Deep Space 9 Proof Coin is available on Silver.com.
- The Perth Mint capped mintage at just 5,000 total coins!
- Consists of one ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Face value of $1 backed by Tuvalu’s government.
- Features iconic Star Trek
- Themed presentation packaging available.
Star Trek launched in 1966 on television as Star Trek: The Original Series. Over the course of the past six decades, countless feature films have been made, and two spinoffs emerged from the shadow of The Original Series. The final installment was Deep Space Nine.
In this new series, Captain Benjamin Sisko commanded Federation officials aboard the Deep Space Nine space station. The series ran from 1993 to 1999, and was the first installment in the franchise that did not feature the direct involvement of creator Gene Roddenberry. Though he gave the concept his blessing in 1991, he died that same year before the series went into production.
On the reverse side of each 2015 1 oz Silver Star Trek Deep Space Nine Proof Coin is the image of the space station from Deep Space Nine. The station is situated in front of a brilliantly colored background that includes hues of blue, green, and black, providing an impressive recreation of the universe. Jennifer McKenna created the reverse imagery used on the Star Trek series of coins.
The obverse side features the right-profile portrait of England’s Queen Elizabeth II. Her image is encircled by engravings that read “Queen Elizabeth II,” “1 Dollar Tuvalu 2015,” and “IRB,” the latter being the initials of obverse designer Ian Rank-Broadley.
The Perth Mint was the final facility opened by the Royal Mint during the period of British colonization of Australia. Today, the Royal Australian Mint handles the production of the nation’s official currency, but the Perth Mint remains as a state-owned entity of Western Australia.
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