As a part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Star Trek: The Original Series, which was first broadcast in 1966, the Royal Canadian Mint is releasing the Iconic Star Trek Scenes series.
This set which consists of three 1oz pure silver(.9999 Fineness) $20 coins. Each 38mm coin will feature an iconic scene from the most classic and beloved Star Trek episodes of all time. The proof quality coins all feature the Susanna Blunt effigy of HRH Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, while the reverse features the colourized scene from the original series of Star Trek.
The first coin in the series is due for release in August 2016 and features a scene from the episode “The City on the Edge of Forever”, which premiered on the 6th of April 1967. Captain James T. Kirk (played by William Shatner) and Mr. Spock (portrayed by Leonard Nimoy)are standing among the ruins amazed by the over sized, ring-shaped entity known only as The Guardian of Forever.
The episode is frequently cited as one of the greatest TV episodes of all time. It was one of only four Star Trek episodes nominated for a Hugo Award in 1968, and won for Best Dramatic Presentation. Quite distinction as it would be the only television series to do so for another 25 years.
The second coin in the series recreates a key scene from the memorable 1967 Star Trek episode “Mirror, Mirror”. In this episode an alternate version of Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) performing a Vulcan mind meld on Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley). In Mirror Mirror a transporter malfunction causes the Enterprise' landing party of Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Uhura to be replaced by evil counterparts from an alternate 'mirror' dimension. This coin is due for release on September 6.
The last coin in this set will be released on the 4th of October 2016 and features a scene from the 1967 episode “The Trouble with Tribbles”. Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) in his green Starfleet uniform. He stands half-buried in a pile of small, furry creatures known as Tribbles, which have fallen out of an overhead compartment.
The coins are available on the Royal Canadian Mint's subscription program at $109.95 each.