The Royal Canadian Mint has announced their decision to issue a number of different coins memorializing the original Star Trek series in celebration and conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s dynamic vision of humanity’s future in the stars.
William Shatner who is himself Canadian-born, attended a special event hosted by the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, where he unveiled A $10 color silver coin picturing Captain James Tiberius Kirk, licensed by CBS Consumer Products.
The Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO Sandra Hanington who was also present at the unveiling ceremony said, “For 50 years, Star Trek captured the imagination of countless fans by entertaining us while opening our eyes to the possibilities of science and the wonders of our vast universe.” The Mint CEO went on to say, “The Mint is proud to celebrate a cultural phenomenon that has carved a space in the hearts and minds of Canadians and fellow Star Trek fans all over Planet Earth.”
Fans interested in beaming these coins aboard to their personal collections can pre-order them directly by calling 1-800-267-1871 in Canada and 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at www.mint.ca.
The coins will also be available at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver. These amazing coins will also be available through the Mint’s network of distributors, as well as at any Canada Post outlets that happen to be participating.