Royal Canadian Mint celebrates 50th anniversary of Star Trek

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May 26, 2016 – The Royal Canadian Mint, under license by CBS Consumer Products, is set to uncover a new world of collectibles celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. 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. 

Canada / 10 Dollars / Silver .9999 / 15.87g / 34mm / Design: Susanna Blunt (obverse) / Mintage: 12,500.

The four silver coin series celebrates some of the most iconic Star Trek characters, paired with some of the technology made famous by the show. The first coin features a coloured engraving of Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the U.S.S. Enterprise, which appears in an overhead view of its saucer-shaped hull and twin warp nacelles. Captain Kirk and his ship are framed by the unmistakable outline of Starfleet’s Delta Shield insignia. This half-ounce, 99.99% pure silver coin is limited to a mintage of 12,500. 

The Star Trek Kirk Coin is being launched.

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. 

“Through many unforgettable coins, the Royal Canadian Mint has skillfully captured the historical events and cultural experiences whose impact on Canadians continues to be felt today,” said the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance. “On the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, the Government of Canada is pleased that the Mint could commemorate the historic influence of this ground-breaking television series and the uniquely Canadian contributions to its enduring success.” 

“For 50 years, Star Trek captured the imagination of countless fans by entertaining us while opening our eyes to the possibilities of science and the wonders of our vast universe,” said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. “The Mint is proud to celebrate a cultural phenomenon that has carved a space in the hearts and minds of Canadians and fellow Star Trek fans all over Planet Earth.” 

Other coins of the series
As per the following shipping dates, other favourite characters of this new coin series include: 

  • Scotty and Communicator (July 5) 
  • Communications Officer Uhura and Tricorder (August 2) 
  • Mr. Spock and Phaser (September 6) 

For more information, please visit the Mint’s website.

For a look at a newly created Star Trek Wiki, please click here.

Here you can watch a movie with William Shatner answering fan questions.

And here you can take your pick from an array of Star Trek: The Original Series‘ episodes.