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Tuvalu 2017-P Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary - Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Locutus of Borg Patrick Stewart with USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof Coin with Color in Green Light-Up Communicator Display Case P08

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To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before! This legal tender, one troy ounce pure silver dollar proof coin celebrates the 30th anniversary of the beloved television show Star Trek: The Next Generation, depicting actor Patrick Stewart as both Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Locutus of Borg, with the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D and the Borg cube in the background, with a tiny mintage of just 3,000, housed in a stupendous, light up Star Trek: The Original Series communicator sci-fi case!

Extremely Low Mintage - Just 3,000 - Will Not Last Long, Get Yours Now!

Outstanding Coin Design!
The coin’s full color design portrays the official Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary logo and Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the foreground with actor Patrick Stewart also portraying Locutus of Borg, with the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D and the Borg Cube spaceship in the background. The design also includes full color and the Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mint mark.

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To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before™! This legal tender, one troy ounce pure silver dollar proof coin celebrates the classic Star Trek episode Mirror, Mirror, which pits the evil mirror-universe Spock against the good Spock prime, with a tiny mintage of just 3,000, housed in a stupendous, light up Star Trek: The Original Series communicator sci-fi case!

Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary
From 1987 to 1994, Star Trek™: The Next Generation built upon the spirit of The Original Series by updating the themes to reflect its time. Even today, Trekkies remain as dedicated as ever to it, with a stellar cast of characters and gripping episodes such as "The Best of Both Worlds," which included one of the most memorable antagonists of all time: the Borg.

The formidable Borg pose one of the greatest threats to the Federation. They are uncompromising in their desire for "perfection," which drives their single-minded pursuit to assimilate new worlds, technologies and people - including, briefly, Captain Jean-Luc Picard himself!

The Enterprise is commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and is staffed by first officer Commander William Riker, second officer/operations manager Data, security chief Tasha Yar, ship's counselor Deanna Troi, chief medical officer Dr. Beverly Crusher, conn officer Lieutenant Geordi La Forge, and junior officer Lieutenant Worf. The death of Lieutenant Yar in the series' first season prompts an internal shuffle of personnel, making Worf official chief of security. Geordi La Forge is promoted to chief engineer at the beginning of season 2.

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Lighted Case Note - To turn the light in the case on, simply flip the black switch on the bottom of the case.

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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We are the Borg. You will be assimilated.
The Borg made their debut in the 1989 episode "Q Who?", in which Q tests Picard by "arranging" a first contact in the uncharted Delta Quadrant. The U.S.S. Enterprise crew is quick to learn that these cybernetic beings are unlike anything they've ever encountered. For example, the Borg adapt almost instantly to any weaponry; their ominous cube ship repairs itself; and they are intent on absorbing new technology for the betterment of the Collective (and, they believe, the betterment of the assimilated beings).

This hive-mind collective represents the threat of conformity and underscores the importance of diversity and individuality, which is an underlying theme throughout the Star Trek™ mythos. And while a single cube vessel often spells instant doom, Picard survives his assimilation as Locutus of Borg - but with long-term consequences for his character and the Star Trek™ franchise.

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Next Generation Fun Facts
 - In the seventh-season episode "Lower Decks," Ensign Sam Lavelle tries to ingratiate himself with Commander Riker but mistakenly believes Riker is Canadian (Riker states he's from Alaska).
 - The series introduced a number of memorable characters and species, including the Borg, the Ferengi, and the Cardassians.
 - The Borg made six appearances in Star Trek™: The Next Generation, including their debut in the second-season episode "Q Who?"
 - Once the Borg have assimilated Picard, he is designated as Locutus. It is a fitting name given his intended role as an intermediary, since "Locutus" comes from a Latin word for "spoken."
 - Although we know them as a collection of thousands of different species, the Borg's origins are never fully explained. In "Q Who?," Guinan mentions that they are comprised of "organic and artificial life" and have been steadily evolving for "thousands of centuries."

Many fans contend the Borg's most memorable appearance is in the award-winning third-season finale, "The Best of Both Worlds." One of the series' most popular episodes, the cliff-hanger ending includes the shocking image of Picard as an assimilated Borg drone.

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To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before™! This legal tender, one troy ounce pure silver dollar proof coin celebrates the classic Star Trek episode Mirror, Mirror, which pits the evil mirror-universe Spock against the good Spock prime, with a tiny mintage of just 3,000, housed in a stupendous, light up Star Trek: The Original Series communicator sci-fi case!

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Obverse
The coin’s full color design portrays the official Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary logo and Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the foreground with actor Patrick Stewart also portraying Locutus of Borg, with the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D and the Borg Cube spaceship in the background. The design also includes full color and the Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mint mark. The legend STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION 30 defines the theme.

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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
The coin is encapsulated inside a science fiction themed, Star Trek inspired case that lights up when opened, protected by a superbly illustrated full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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TM & © 2017 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 2017
   
Face Value 1 Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Dimensions 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    3,000
   
Finish Proof with Color
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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