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Tuvalu 2018-P Star Trek: Discovery Complete 2-Coin Collection - U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1301 and First Officer Michael Burnham $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof Coin Set with Color in Light-Up TRANSPORTER Display Case P02

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This COMPLETE 2-COIN COLLECTION is the best way to acquire these two rare Star Trek silver dollars. To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before! These legal tender, pure silver dollar proof coins celebrate U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1301 and her first officer Michael Burnham, housed in a stupendous, light up Star Trek transporter sci-fi case!

The sixth live-action series set in the Star Trek universe, Star Trek: Discovery was released on 24 September 2017 as a single serialized storyline rather than previous series’ weekly destination-based adventure format. The series continues to reflect Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's optimistic vision of the future, together with his allegories of the human condition and high-concept science fiction.

Set in the 23rd century, about 90 years after Star Trek: Enterprise and 10 years before Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: Discovery deals with hostilities between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire.

Star Trek: Discovery is notable for minority characters, taking a color- and gender-blind approach. Its diverse crew includes First Officer Michael Burnham, a female Commander with a traditionally male name and the first African-American woman playing a lead character in a Star Trek series.

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

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Obverse - First Officer Michael Burnham
This proof silver dollar displays a color image of Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham, as she appeared in Star Trek: Discovery, against a representation of the Delta Shield insignia and the inscription FIRST OFFICER MICHAEL BURNHAM. The legend STAR TREK DISCOVERY defines the theme. The legend 1 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark also appears.

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Obverse - U.S.S. Discovery
This proof silver dollar displays a color image of the U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031 against an intergalactic background surrounded by the white olive branches of the United Federation of Planets logo. The legend STAR TREK DISCOVERY defines the theme. The legend 1 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark also appears.

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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.

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Packaging
The coins are encapsulated inside a science fiction themed display case designed to look like a Star Trek Transporter. The First Officer Michael Burnham silver dollar sits inside and when the door of the Transporter is opened, a light comes on so that the officer appears to be teleporting. The U.S.S. Discovery silver dollar sits on top of the case in its own compartment which also lights up. The set is protected by a superbly illustrated full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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TM & © 2018 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 2018
   
Face Value Two Dollars (2 x 1 Dollar)
Weight 62.214 g (2 x 31.107 g)
Dimensions 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   3.21 mm
Mintage Limit    1,500 total sets
   
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 and Beyond!
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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