Media Release: Perth Mint Celebrates Iconic STAR TREKTM Series with Commemorative Coins

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Monday 16 February 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

PERTH MINT CELEBRATES ICONIC STAR TREKTM SERIES WITH COMMEMORATIVE COINS

Star Trek: The Original SeriesTM captivated fans with the adventures of Captain James Tiberius Kirk and his crew aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. The Perth Mint is honoring the science-fiction series with the release of two intergalactic silver commemorative coins.

As the first coins of the new collector series, these dynamic 1oz silver proof tributes feature Captain Kirk and the iconic U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 as they appear in the original television show.

The reverse of the Captain Kirk coin portrays a coloured image of actor William Shatner as his Star Trek onscreen character, while the reverse of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 coin depicts the United Federation of Planets’ logo and a colour image of the iconic starship flying through space. The inscription CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK, and STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES U.S.S. ENTERPRISE NCC-1701, respectively, completes each design together with 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 2015 year-date.

“The Star Trek franchise is revered and followed by millions of fans worldwide and The Perth Mint is honoured to be a part of its legacy with the release of these precious metal collectables,” said Perth Mint Sales and Marketing Director Ron Currie.

The Perth Mint will issue no more than 5,000 of the 2015 Star Trek – Captain James T. Kirk 1oz Silver Proof Coin; 5,000 of the 2015 Star TrekU.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 1oz Silver Proof Coin; and 1,500 of the 2015 Star Trek Two-Coin Set, which features both coloured releases.

Each coin is available individually at the price of $115.00, or as a two-coin set, presented in novel Transporter packaging, retailing at $230.00. The coins can be purchased from The Perth Mint Shop at 310 Hay Street, East Perth, by telephoning toll free 1800 098 817, or by visiting the online shop at perthmint.com.au/startrek. Collectors can also purchase the coins from leading coin dealers and Australia Post outlets.

The coins are under license by CBS Consumer Products.

Learn about more of The Perth Mint’s collector coins on blog.perthmint.com.au or follow The Perth Mint on Twitter @perthmint

ENDS

For further information:
Makeila Ellis, Media and Events Officer, The Perth Mint
Telephone (08) 9421 7204 Email makeila.ellis@perthmint.com.au