Straight out of Starfleet comes this second stunning 5g pure silver coin note in the Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection. The coin note features the poster artwork from one of the most compelling episodes from the second season, The “Measure of a Man”.
When the U.S.S. Enterprise arrives at the newly established Starbase 173, Lt. Commander Data is ordered to serve under Captain Bruce Maddox, who wishes to disassemble and study him so that more androids can be made for Starfleet's use.
But after Data learns that Maddox may not be able to reassemble him, he refuses to submit to the procedure. When Captain Picard is unable to have the orders changed, Data's only option is to resign from Starfleet. His decision to resign, however, is challenged by Maddox on the basis that Data is not a person with rights, but property of the Federation.
What ensues is a brilliant legal battle to determine whether androids are considered as sentient beings with similar rights to that of humans, a topic of debate that is well ahead of the series’ time.
The design, based on the poster artwork from renowned Star Trek artist, Juan Ortiz, is brought to life through engraving and colour printing. The unique number in the mintage is also printed on each coin note. The obverse of the note features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is legal tender in Niue. This single silver coin note is housed inside a protective sleeve which includes details of the note’s authenticity.
It can also be displayed in a Star Trek: The Next Generation Collector’s Album, which is included with the purchase of the Encounter at Farpoint, Pt. I Silver Coin Note. The album is Star Trek themed and includes seven coin notes depicting poster artwork from key episodes along with summary of each.
|Country Of Issue||Niue|
|Diameter (mm)||148 x 98|