Star Trek made its debut on American television in 1966, making 2016 the 50th anniversary of one of the most widely acclaimed and beloved science-fiction franchises ever. Including five television series and more than a dozen feature films, Star Trek “boldly went where no man has gone before.” Right now, the 2016 2 oz Silver Tuvalu Star Trek USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Crew Proof Coin is available online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a Star Trek-themed box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- Mintage limited to 5,000 coins only.
- Consists of Two Troy ounces of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of $2 (NZD) backed by Niue’s government.
- Reverse features a colorized image of the full crew of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701.
- Obverse includes the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Over the course of the past 50 years, Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek universe has expanded and captured a new generation of fans, growing from a cult classic TV series to a cultural phenomenon in the modern era. Though considered a science-fiction series, Star Trek has always explored societal themes through its series and films.
In total, following the end of The Original Series‘ run on television, Star Trek gained a cult following with an animated series followed by a handful of feature films in the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn’t until the late 1980s and 1990s that Star Trek started to invade television sets again. Between 1985 and 2005, a total of four new series debuted on TV. In recent years, a reboot of the franchise has occurred with the release of new feature films.
The reverse of the 2016 2 oz Tuvalu Star Trek USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Crew Proof Silver Coin includes a brilliantly colorized design of the full crew of Star Trek: The Original Series. Each actor is captured in color as the character they played on the show, with Captain Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Scotty, Dr. McCoy, and Sulu all set against a backdrop of the galaxy in full color.
On the obverse of the Star Trek USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Crew Proof Silver Coin is the common image of Queen Elizabeth II used on all Perth Mint coinage. This 1998 depiction of Her Majesty was created by Ian Rank-Broadley, and is the fourth-generation image of the Queen since her ascension to the throne in 1952.
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