The year 2016 marks 50 years since Gene Roddenberry took mankind where “no man had dared to go before.” In honor of the 50th anniversary of Roddenberry’s science-fiction powerhouse, the Perth Mint of Australia is striking a number of beautiful proof coins commemorative various television series from Roddenberry’s classics. Right now, the 2015 1 oz Star Trek Silver Proof Captain Janeway Coin.
- Limited mintage of just 5,000 coins for worldwide distribution!
- Consists of one troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $1 as legal tender in Tuvalu.
- Features unique Star Trek-themed reverse design.
- Honors Captain Kathryn Janeway.
- Available in a brilliant proof finish.
- Ships in presentation packaging with a Star Trek theme.
Until his death in the early 1990s, Gene Roddenberry had a hand in the production and approval of all Star Trek television series, feature films, and animated series. When Star Trek: Voyager hit American airwaves in 1995, it marked the first debut of a Star Trek series Roddenberry was not involved in.
The storyline of Voyager followed Captain Kathryn Janeway as the head of the USS Voyager. Captain Janeway, played on television by actress Kate Mulgrew, was the first female commanding officer of a Starfleet ship in the history of Star Trek.
On the reverse side of the coin is the image of actress Kate Mulgrew in the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway. The image features a colorized depiction of Mulgrew in her outfit as Captain Janeway, with the outline of the USS Voyager featured in the background. The coin’s reverse also features engravings of the year of minting, “Captain Kathryn Janeway,” and the coin’s weight, purity, and metal content.
The obverse bears Ian Rank-Broadley’s right-profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Surrounded by engravings that read “Queen Elizabeth II,” “1 Dollar,” “Tuvalu,” and the year of minting, this image has featured on Perth Mint coins since it was introduced as the fourth-generation depiction of Her Majesty in 1998.
Australia’s Perth Mint is one of the most respected mints in the world. Founded in 1898 as the final installation in the Royal Mint system in Australia, the Perth Mint is a state-owned entity of Western Australia today, and is not associated with the Royal Australian Mint.
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