Star Trek - Captain Kirk - Tuvalu 2019 - Perth Mint

This exciting new release depicts Captain James T. Kirk with the planet Jupiter.

Captain Kirk was immortalized by William Shatner in Star Trek: The Original Series and in seven feature films. He also voiced the Captain in the animated version of the series. Kirk became Starfleet’s youngest captain and gained a reputation for unconventional tactics that were nonetheless almost always successful.

In 2018, William Shatner suggested The Perth Mint design a Star Trek: The Original Series Kirk coin that included the planet Jupiter. The actor has since personally endorsed this release, declaring it to be “a lovely design filled with meaning”.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 3,000 of the Star Trek: The Original Series – Kirk 2019 1oz Silver Proof Coin.

Design

The coin’s reverse design portrays a colored representation of Captain Kirk on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and the Star Trek: The Original Series logo. Visible from the ship’s viewpoint is the planet Jupiter and one of its many moons, a reference to Jupiter’s personal significance to William Shatner. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, weight and fineness, and the 2019 year-date.

Presentation

The coin is presented in a Star Trek-branded classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged within a themed shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Designer(s):

Ian Rank-Broadley’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was chosen to appear on the coinage of the United Kingdom in 1998. His design began to appear on collector coins that year and became widespread starting in 1999 (View Designer’s Profile).

Perth Mint artist Jennifer McKenna designed the reverse.

Coin Specifications:

Country: Tuvalu
Year Of Issue: 2019
Denomination: 1 Dollar (TVD)
Mint Mark: P
Mintage: 3,000
Alloy: .9999 Silver
Weight: 31.107 g
Diameter: 40.60 mm
Thickness: 3.21 mm
OBV Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
REV Designer Jennifer McKenna

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