Star Trek: Deep Space Nine debuted in 1993 and ran for seven seasons until 1999.
Set in the future in the Milky Way Galaxy, it follows the 23rd century adventures of Captain Benjamin Sisko during his seven year assignment as commander of the space station Deep Space 9 in the Bajor sector.
Since its debut, Star Trek has developed into a cultural phenomenon with a range of spinoff television series and a number of feature films being released over the past five decades. The series explored a variety of societal themes and issues including a Utopian society, war and peace, imperialism, economics, racial equality, religion, human rights, feminism, and the role of technology.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of the 2015 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Captain Benjamin Sisko & Deep Space 9 1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Set.
The Captain Benjamin Sisko coin’s reverse portrays a colour image of actor Avery Brooks as he appeared as the Captain in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, against a representation of the space station Deep Space 9. The design also includes the inscription CAPTAIN BENJAMIN SISKO, The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and fineness.
The Deep Space 9 coin’s reverse portrays an image of the space station as it appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, against a coloured space background. The design also includes the inscriptions STAR TREK, DEEP SPACE NINE and DEEP SPACE 9, The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and fineness.
The obverse of both coins depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date.
The Two-Coin Set is packaged in a case designed to look like a Star Trek Transporter. The Captain Benjamin Sisko coin sits inside and when the ‘door’ of the Transporter is opened, a light comes on so that the Captain appears to be teleporting. The Deep Space 9 coin sits on top of the case in its own compartment which also lights up.
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