Silver Five Ounces 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, Coin from Tuvalu - detailed information

Silver Five Ounces 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, Coin from Tuvalu
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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 silver five-ounce format (abbreviated as 5 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 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 Mintage800
Obverse
Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 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 5 OZ 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 8 DOLLARS.

The inscription around the rim also incorporates the precious metal content, meaning five troy ounces of 99.9% silver.

Obverse Inscription QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5 OZ 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 8 DOLLARS
Reverse
Tuvalu / Silver Five Ounces 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
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Notes

Silver content (Troy oz): 5.000
Finish: proof, high relief
Packaging: in black display case with illustrated shipper, 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: Silver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Mythical Creatures 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2015 Dragon and His Nine Sons 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2015 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Dragon and His Nine Sons 1,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 800 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5 OZ 999 SILVER 2016 TUVALU 8 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2018 Dragon 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2018 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2019 Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2019 TUVALU 1 DOLLAR
Silver Five Ounces 2020 The Royal Fortune - Black Bart 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2020 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Zeus 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Poseidon 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Gods of Olympus - Hades 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Fu, Lu and Shou 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Chinese Ancient Mythical Creatures 488 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 Zhao Yun 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2021 The Red Flag Fleet - Ching Shih 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2021 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Hera 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Goddesses of Olympus - Athena 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Nine Planets 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 Twelve Lunar Animals 388 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 SILVER 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
Silver Five Ounces 2022 The Black Flag Fleet - The Rising Sun 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait QUEEN ELIZABETH II 5oz 9999 Ag 2022 TUVALU 5 DOLLARS
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Silver Five Ounces 2016 Star Trek - U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701: Details
CountryTuvalu
CurrencyTuvaluan Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Five Ounces (5 oz)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value8 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage800
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerJennifer McKenna
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size50.600 mm
Thickness11.000 mm
Mass155.533 g
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-MNZJ-OYJD
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