CAPTAIN PICARD AND THE ENTERPRISE EXPLORE THE MILKY WAY
Calling all Star Trek fans…
Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987, and ran for seven seasons until 1994. Set in the Milky Way Galaxy, the first season takes place in 2364, featuring a new crew and a new starship, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D.
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.
As the second releases in a series, the Perth Mint is releasing two incredible 1-oz., 99.9% pure silver proof coins, featuring Captain Jean-Luc Picard & U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. Both are issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. These coins are available individually or as a two-coin set.
The Captain Jean-Luc Picard coin’s reverse portrays a colour image of Sir Patrick Stewart OBE as Captain Jean-Luc Picard as he appeared in the television series Star Trek, against a representation of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the inscription CAPTAIN JEAN-LUC PICARD. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and fineness.
The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D coin’s reverse portrays a colour image of the Enterprise flying through space as it appeared in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The design includes the inscription STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-D, The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and fineness.
The obverse of each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 2015 Star Trek: The Next Generation – Captain Jean-Luc Picard 1oz Silver Proof Coin; 5,000 of the 2015 Star Trek: The Next Generation – U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D 1oz Silver Proof Coin; and 1,500 of the Two-Coin Sets.
When these two coins are purchased individually, both are presented in a Star-Trek-inspired display case.
The Two-Coin Set is packaged in a case designed to look like a Star Trek Transporter. The Captain Jean-Luc Picard 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-D coin sits on top of the case in its own compartment which also lights up.
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
KEY SELLING POINTS
- Two 1-oz. 99.9% pure silver coins in proof quality
- Official licensed products
- Tuvalu legal tender
- Limited mintages
- Star-Trek-themed presentation packaging
- Numbered Certificates of Authenticity
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