Star Trek Coins from Tuvalu!

2016-02-16 Tue

Perth Mint shows its true colours and goes creative once again with its latest issue of a new pair of 1-ounce .999 fine silver Star Trek-themed dollars for Tuvalu which celebrate the latest series. Archer appears on one of the coins and the Enterprise NX-01 craft is the focus of the other.

The reverse designed by Jennifer McKenna portrays the inscription ‘CAPTAIN JONATHAN ARCHER’ and a colour image of Scott Bakula as Capt. Archer as he appeared in Star Trek: Enterprise, against a representation of the Enterprise NX-01. The design also includes the Perth Mint’s traditional P Mint mark and the coin’s weight and fineness.

The Enterprise coin’s reverse portrays a colour image of the Enterprise NX-01 flying over planets. The design includes the inscription ‘STAR TREK ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE NX-01’, the Perth Mint’s P Mint mark, and the coin’s weight and fineness.

The obverse of both coins depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, the denomination, and the year-date ‘2015’.

Individual coins are presented in a Star Trek inspired display case. Amusingly, the coins are also housed in a replica of a Star Trek transporter machine that lights up when the lid is opened.