Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek debuted in 1966, and ran for three seasons until 1969.
Set in the future, the science fiction series followed the 23rd century adventures of key characters that included Captain James T. Kirk, the part-human part-Vulcan character Spock, and Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy.
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.
Captain Kirk became Starfleet’s youngest captain when he took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 for its five-year mission. Kirk’s mission – and his mandate from Starfleet – is to seek out new life and new civilisations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Spock was born in 2230 on the planet Vulcan and initially served as a Starfleet officer for several decades before going on to become a Federation ambassador. As a young lieutenant he served as science officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 under the command of Captain Christopher Pike. When Captain James Kirk took command of the vessel in 2265, Spock was promoted to first officer, before eventually being promoted to Captain.
With the ability to travel at speeds surpassing the speed of light, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 was one of the United Federation of Planets’ most famous space-exploration vessels.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, each coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of the 2016 Star Trek: The Original Series – Captain James T. Kirk and Spock and the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 1oz Silver Proof Two-Coin Sets
The reverse of the Captain James T. Kirk and Spock coin portrays a colour image of William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nimoy (1931 – 2015) as Spock as they appeared in Star Trek, against the backdrop of a galaxy. The design includes the inscription STAR TREK 1966 – 2016 and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The reverse of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 coin features a colour image of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 as it appeared in Star Trek. The design includes the inscription STAR TREK 1966 – 2016 and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse of each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date.
The Two-Coin Set is packaged in a case designed to look like a Star Trek Transporter. The Captain James T. Kirk and Spock 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 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 coin sits on top of the case in its own compartment which also lights up.
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