2016 Star Trek 50th Anniversary Captain Kirk & Spock Colorized $1 Silver Tuvalu Coin
Struck by the Perth Mint from 1 ounce of 99.9% pure silver, this coin is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu. Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these 2016 Star Trek Proof Coins. It is presented in a Star Trek inspired lighted display case (batteries included) and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Set in the future, Star Trek was the science fiction series that followed the 23rd century adventures of key characters that included Captain James T. Kirk and the part-human/part-Vulcan Spock. Since its debut, Star Trek has developed into a cultural phenomenon with a range of spinoff television series and a number of feature films being released. The series explored a variety of societal themes and issues including a Utopian society, war and peace, imperialism, economics, racial equality, religion, human rights, feminism and the role of technology.
Captain Kirk became Starfleet's youngest captain when he took command of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 for its five-year mission. Kirk's mission - and his mandate from Starfleet - was to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Spock was born in 2230 on the planet Vulcan and initially served as a Starfleet officer for several decades before going on to become a Federation ambassador. As a young lieutenant, he served as science officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 under the command of Captain Christopher Pike. When Captain James Kirk took command of the vessel in 2265, Spock was promoted to first officer, before eventually being promoted to Captain.
Display Case Dimensions: 3" x 3" x 1-1/4"
Distributed by the Franklin Mint. Country of origin is Australia.
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