Media Release: Perth Mint releases Spock Coin

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Tuesday 4 August 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

PERTH MINT RELEASES COMMEMORATIVE SPOCK COIN

The Perth Mint has released a limited edition commemorative coin to pay tribute to the iconic character, Spock, from the renowned classic television series, Star TrekTM: The Original Series.

Portraying a logical alien with trademark pointed ears; Spock has proven to be one of the most well recognised television characters of all time. His famous split-finger Vulcan salute, meaning to “live long and prosper,” has become a cultural phenomenon with many generations.

Perth Mint Acting General Manager, Marketing, Neil Vance said, “Here at The Perth Mint we are delighted to honour the legacy of the late actor Leonard Nimoy and his on screen character, with the release of this precious metal collectable.”

Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver and is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.

The coin portrays a colour image of Leonard Nimoy (1931 – 2015) giving the Vulcan salute as Spock, as he appeared in Star Trek, against a representation of the IDIC Vulcan symbol and the inscription SPOCK. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Presented in a Star Trek inspired display case and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, no more than 5,000 of the 2015 Star Trek: The Original Series - Spock 1oz Silver Proof Coin will be released by The Perth Mint.
Priced at $115.00, the Spock coin can be ordered by telephoning The Perth Mint on toll free 1800 098 817 (Australia), +61 8 9421 7218 (International), or by visiting perthmint.com.au  Collectors can also purchase the commemoratives from leading coin dealers and Australia Post outlets.

Learn about more of The Perth Mint’s popular collector coins on blog.perthmint.com.au, follow The Perth Mint on Twitter @perthmint and on Facebook www.facebook.com/theperthmint

™ & ©2015 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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