The portraits are positioned around an engraved Delta Shield Insignia and against a space background. They gently overlap the outer band in which the words “CANADA”, “STAR TREK” and the year-date “2017” are engraved.
When viewed in the dark, glow-in-the-dark elements reveal a second image on the reverse—a head-on view of U.S.S. Enterprise in flight. Between the Enterprise‘s phaser beams lies an illuminated Delta Shield Insignia, which became the identifying emblem of Starfleet; it bears the five-point star that’s indicative of a command rank.
The coin’s obverse features the right-facing effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
- Mintage: 5,000 pieces
- Composition: 99.99 per cent pure silver
- Finish: Proof
- Weight: 62.67 grams
- Diameter: 54 mm
- Edge: serrated
- Certificate: serialized
- Face value: $30
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
In the late ’80s and early ’90s, Star Trek: The Next Generation built upon the spirit of The Original Series by updating the themes to reflect its time.
Today, Canadian Star Trek fans remain dedicated to the series, which included a cast of interesting characters and intriguing episodes, including “The Best of Both Worlds,” which featured 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 Picard.
Another recently issued coin, this a $20 pure silver piece, combines colour and engraving for a unique tribute to the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. The coin’s field depicts the exterior of a Borg cube vessel, inside of which is a colourful depiction of a tension-filled scene between a Borg cube and the U.S.S. Enterprise. The Borg’s green tractor beam—part of their relentless pursuit to assimilate everything—is also shown.