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Tuvalu 2016 Star Trek: Original Series 50th Anniversary - Starfleet Delta Shield Insignia Logo $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof Coin P09

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To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before! Get the world's first-ever delta-shaped silver coin! This legal tender, one full troy ounce pure silver dollar proof celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series with its recreation of the famous Starfleet Delta Shield Insignia Logo - and a tiny mintage limit!

A 2-Coin Silver Dollar Proof Set in Deluxe Transporter Display Case, with this Captain Kirk & Mr. Spock Silver $1 as well as the rare U.S.S. Enterprise Silver $1 (mintage of just 1,500, and available nowhere else) may be available - click here to see if it is!

Outstanding Coin Design!
The proof finish pure silver dollar, shaped like the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Delta Shield Insignia Logo, is the ultimate Trekkie collectible! The legal tender coin's obverse features the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Delta Shield Insignia Logo.

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Star Trek 50th Anniversary Delta Silver $1

The Star Trek 50th Anniversary Program from the Perth Mint includes:

    U.S.S. Enterprise Reverse Proof Silver Dollar in Capsule
    U.S.S. Enterprise Reverse Proof Silver Dollar in Box
    U.S.S. Enterprise Reverse Proof Silver Dollar - Original Mint Roll of 20
    Ferengi Latinum Slip 1 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Bar with 24-Karat Gold Plating
    Captain James T. Kirk & First Officer Mr. Spock $1 Pure Silver Proof with Color
    U.S.S. Enterprise and Captain Kirk & Mr. Spock 2-Coin $1 Pure Silver Proof Set in Transporter Display Case

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Outer Color Box! To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before™! Get the world's first-ever delta-shaped silver coin! This legal tender, one full troy ounce pure silver dollar proof coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series with its duplication of the famous Starfleet Delta Shield Insignia Logo - and a tiny mintage limit!Gene Roddenberry’s visionary Star Trek original television series debuted in 1966, and ran for three seasons until 1969. Set in the future, the science fiction program followed the 23rd century adventures of Captain James Tiberius Kirk and the Constitution-class starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by the Earth-based Starfleet Command to explore the galaxy. Who can forget the opening lines of the title sequence (narrated in voice-over by William Shatner himself!):

    Space: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds,
    to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

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Star Trek Delta Shield Silver Proof Information

A 2-Coin Silver Dollar Proof Set in Deluxe Transporter Display Case, with this Captain Kirk & Mr. Spock Silver $1 as well as the rare U.S.S. Enterprise Silver $1 (mintage of just 1,500, available nowhere else) may be available - click here to see if it is!

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Star Trek Delta Shield encasedObverse
The proof finish pure silver dollar, shaped like the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Delta Shield Insignia Logo, is the ultimate Trekkie collectible! The legal tender coin's obverse features the Star Trek 50th Anniversary Delta Shield Insignia Logo.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Packaging
This coin is housed in a modern, contemporary acrylic display case that allows for simultaneous upright display of all sides of the coin, housed within a full color, Star Trek themed outer box, accompanied by an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.

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TM & © 2016 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Specifications
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value 1 Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Dimensions 60.50 mm x 39.00 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   3.50 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Jennifer McKenna (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

Celebrating Fifty Years of Star Trek!
Star Trek
is an American science fiction entertainment franchise created by Gene Roddenberry and under the ownership of CBS and Paramount. Star Trek: The Original Series and its live action TV spin-off shows, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise as well as the Star Trek film series make up the main canon, while the canonicity of Star Trek: The Animated Series is debated. The expansive library of Star Trek novels and comics whilst still part of the franchise, are generally considered non-canon.

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The first series, now referred to as "The Original Series" or TOS, debuted in 1966 and ran for three seasons on NBC. It followed the interstellar adventures of James T. Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise, an exploration warship of a 23rd-century interstellar "United Federation of Planets". In creating the first "Star Trek", Roddenberry was inspired by Westerns such as Wagon Train, along with the Horatio Hornblower novels and Gulliver's Travels. These adventures continued in the short-lived Star Trek: The Animated Series and six feature films. Four spin-off television series were eventually produced: Star Trek: The Next Generation, followed the crew of a new starship Enterprise set a century after the original series; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, set contemporaneously with The Next Generation; and Star Trek: Enterprise, set before the original series, in the early days of human interstellar travel. Four additional The Next Generation feature films were produced. In 2009, the film franchise underwent a relaunch with a prequel to the original series set in an alternate timeline titled simply Star Trek. This film featured a new cast portraying younger versions of the crew from the original Enterprise. A sequel to this film, Star Trek Into Darkness, premiered on May 16, 2013. A thirteenth theatrical feature, the next sequel to Into Darkness, has been confirmed for release in July 2016, to coincide with the franchise's 50th anniversary.

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Star Trek has been a cult phenomenon for decades. Fans of the franchise are called Trekkies or Trekkers. The franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, figurines, novels, toys, and comics. Star Trek had a themed attraction in Las Vegas which opened in 1998 and closed in September 2008. At least two museum exhibits of props travel the world. The series has its own full-fledged constructed language, Klingon. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek. Its fans, despite the end of Star Trek episodes on TV, have produced several fan productions to fill that void.

Star Trek is noted for its influence on the world outside of science fiction. It has been cited as an inspiration for several technological inventions such as the cell phone. Moreover, the show is noted for its progressive civil rights stances. The original series included one of television's first multiracial casts. Star Trek references can be found throughout popular culture from movies such as the submarine thriller Crimson Tide to the cartoon series South Park.

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List of all Star Trek Movies and Feature Films
    Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
    Star Trek V: The Voyage Home (1989)
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
    Star Trek: Generations (1994)
    Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
    Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
    Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
    Star Trek (Relaunch - 2009)
    Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
    Star Trek Beyond (2016)

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The Island Nation of Tuvalu
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It is comprised of four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 10 square miles Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City, Monaco and Nauru.

The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people, who arrived about 3000 years go. The islands came under Great Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In 1974 the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978. with Queen Elizabeth II as titular head of state.

Because Tuvalu has few natural resources it has been dependent in recent years upon aid from larger, more developed nations, including Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The Perth Mint of Australia is officially commissioned by the government of Tuvalu to produce legal tender coinage for the island nation.

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