Gold Ounce 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Gold Ounce 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, Coin from Tuvalu
CoinGold Ounce 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701

The Tuvaluan Dollar is the currency of Tuvalu - a small nation in the Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu has never had banknotes of its own, and has been issuing coins since 1976; these circulate together with coins of the Australian Dollar, which is also legal tender in the country, and to which the Tuvaluan Dollar is pegged.

The Australian Perth Mint issues a large variety of non-circulating legal tender coins under the authority of Tuvalu. Some of these are in the gold ounce format (abbreviated as 1 oz). Strictly speaking, they are not bullion as they are priced at a premium and are targeted at collectors who appreciate them for their artistic merit and collectable value and not just for their precious metal content.

This coin is part of a Perth Mint series of coloured one-ounce silver coins depicting Star Trek characters, and features the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. It was issued on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Star Trek series.

The Mint says about it:
Since its debut, Star Trek has developed into a cultural phenomenon with a range of spin-off television series and a number of feature films being released over the past five decades. 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.

With the ability to travel at speeds surpassing the speed of light, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 was one of the United Federation of Planets’ most famous space-exploration vessels. The starship achieved lasting fame from the five-year mission she undertook under the command of Captain James T. Kirk. The mission handed down by Starfleet involved deep-space exploration to seek out new life and new civilisations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before.

MintPerth Mint Mint MarkLetter P Total Mintage400
Obverse
Tuvalu / Gold Ounce 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend, the date of issue and the value: QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ 9999 GOLD 2016 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content, meaning one troy ounce of 99.99% gold.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ 9999 GOLD 2016 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Gold Ounce 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 flying through space as it appeared in the original Star Trek television series.

Above the spaceship, the inscription STAR TREK ™.

Around below right, the copyright and trademark acknowledgement: TM & © 2016 CBS. ARR., above which the Star Trek 50th anniversary logo, with the number 50 inscribed on the Star Trek logo's delta shape.

The Perth Mint's P mint mark is below left. The face value and date of issue are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription STAR TREK
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Gold Content (Troy oz): 1.000
Finish: proof, high relief.
Packaging: in timber display case, with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

See also

Star Trek coins issued by the Perth Mint include (ordered by metal / size / year):
- 1 oz Gold Proof High Relief, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, 2016
- 5 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, 2016
- 2 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Crew, 2016
- 2 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Crew, 2017
- 2 oz Silver Antique, Star Trek - Lt Commander Worf, 2017
- 2 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - The Original Series, 2018
- 2 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Crew, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031 Crew, 2019
- 2 oz Silver Antique Ring Shaped, Star Trek - Command Emblem, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - Deep Space 9, 2015
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, 2015
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, 2015
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NX-01
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - Captain Jean-Luc Picard, 2015
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - Captain James T. Kirk, 2015
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - Captain Janeway, 2015
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - Captain Sisko, 2015
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - Captain Jonathan Archer, 2015
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - Mr Spock, 2015
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, 2016
- 1 oz Silver Proof High Relief, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, 2016
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, 2016
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, 2016
- 1 oz Silver Proof Delta Shaped, Star Trek - 50th Anniversary, 2016
- 1 oz Silver Bar Gold Plated (not legal tender), Latinum Slip, 2016
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - New Generation, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - Mirror Mirror, 2017
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - Michael Burnham, 2018
- 1 oz Silver Coloured Proof, Star Trek - Captain Kirk, 2019
- 1 oz Silver Antique Delta Shaped, Star Trek - Command Emblem, 2019
- $1 Aluminium Bronze, Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, 2016
- $1 Aluminium Bronze, Star Trek - Mr Spock, 2016

All (19) coins of type: Gold Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Gold Ounce 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 400 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 OZ 9999 GOLD 2016 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2019 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 James Bond - 007 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2020 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 The Simpsons - Homer Simpson 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2020 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2020 The Royal Fortune - Black Bart 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2020 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Laughing Buddha 288 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Gods of Olympus - Zeus 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 Gods of Olympus - Hades 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2021 The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2021 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 James Bond 60th Anniversary - Family Crest 2,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 James Bond 60th Anniversary, Rectangle 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II TUVALU 1oz 9999 Au 100 DOLLARS 2022
Gold Ounce 2022 Tutankhamun Discovery 250 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Street Fighter - Ryu 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Street Fighter - Chun Li 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1 oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Hera 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Aphrodite 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
Gold Ounce 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1oz 9999 GOLD 2022 TUVALU 100 DOLLARS
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Gold Ounce 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeGold Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value100 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage400
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.300 mm
Thickness5.000 mm
Mass31.107 g
OCC IDRWKZ-EJNC-VWAP-EXGL
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