The Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series with a new world of collectibles. The unforgettable characters and imagery of the revolutionary TV show, which has captivated legions of fans in Canada and around the world since 1966, have been captured on a stunning variety of coins devoted to the original series. A $10 coloured silver coin picturing the commander of U.S.S. Enterprise, Captain James Tiberius Kirk, was unveiled by William Shatner, the Canadian-born actor who made this character a household name, and Mint President and CEO Sandra Hanington at an event hosted by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
The highest valued coin from the lot is the $200 pure gold coin that is shaped to resemble the Star Trek emblem. Also released is a $20 Star Trek Enterprise Silver Coin. All coins in the line feature images of characters from the 1966 show, after all, this is a tribute to the stars of that generation. The images are in color and look unique. The characters featured include Spock, Capt. Kirk, Scotty and Uhura. Minting of each of these coins will be limited to 12,500 pieces, priced at an equivalent of USD 42.80.
The golden Delta Gold Coin will have 1,500 pieces produced while the Enterprise Silver Coin will see 300,000 examples.
Information on other coins in the series and their availability dates can be found on Royal Canadian Mint’s official site.