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The Royal Canadian Mint is a Crown corporation and the official issuer of legal circulation and collector coins in Canada. It also produces artworks, collectibles, medallions, and tokens.

It was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, the nation's capital.

Star Trek releasesEdit

In 2016, the Mint released a collection of Star Trek: The Original Series coins to commemorate the franchise's 50th anniversary.

William Shatner was on hand at the Mint to strike the first James T. Kirk coin. [1]

In 2017, three new coins were released. One depicted the first five primary starship captains, one depicted a Borg cube, and one was shaped like the USS Enterprise starship. [2]

A number of the Mint's coins were also retailed by Canada Post.


25¢ Star Trek USS Enterprise Coloured Coin Edit

Royal Canadian Mint 2016 USS Enterprise 25 cent coin

USS Enterprise quarter

This 25 cent coin showed different views of the USS Enterprise from six different angles: overhead, underside, bow, aft, starboard, and portside, while its center showcased the Starfleet insignia. This was not a limited edition coin and was bundled with a stamp set from Canada Post.[3]

$10 Half-Ounce Fine Silver Coloured Coins - Four-Coin Subscription – Star Trek CrewEdit

Royal Canadian Mint 2016 Star Trek Crew coins

Star Trek Crew

Four members of the crew of the USS Enterprise appeared on separate ten dollar coins which were available on a subscription basis. The first coin featured James T. Kirk, the second Montgomery Scott, the third Nyota Uhura, and the fourth depicted Spock. Each coin was limited to an edition of 12,500.

$20 One Ounce Fine Silver Coloured Coins - Three-Coin Subscription – Iconic Star Trek ScenesEdit

Royal Canadian Mint 2016 Star Trek Scenes coins

Iconic Star Trek Scenes

Scenes from three iconic Original Series episodes appeared on the twenty dollar coins, available by subscription. The first featured a scene from "The City on the Edge of Forever" with Kirk and Spock facing the Guardian of Forever. The second featured Spock forcing a Vulcan mind meld on McCoy in "Mirror, Mirror". The third featured a scene from "The Trouble with Tribbles" and depicted a half-buried Kirk in a pile of fallen tribbles. 11,500 of each coin were minted.

$20 One Ounce Fine Silver Coloured Coin – Star Trek USS EnterpriseEdit

Royal Canadian Mint USS Enterprise coloured coin

Coloured USS Enterprise

This coin featured a scene from "I, Mudd" and depicted a view of the USS Enterprise orbiting a Class K planet. It had an edition of 11,500 coins.

$20 Fine Silver Coin - Star Trek USS EnterpriseEdit

Royal Canadian Mint 2016 USS Enterprise silver coin

Silver USS Enterprise

This coin featured the USS Enterprise firing its phasers. 500,000 were minted.

$200 Pure Gold Coin – Star Trek Delta CoinEdit

Starfleet insignia Canadian coin

Star Trek Delta

This coin was limited to an edition of 1,500 and was 99.99% pure gold, shaped into a Starfleet insignia.


$30 Star Trek: Five Captains - Two Ounce Pure Silver Coloured Glow-In-The-Dark CoinEdit

Royal Canadian Mint 2017 Star Trek Five Captains coin

Five Captains

This coin featured images of Captains James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Benjamin Sisko, Kathryn Janeway, and Jonathan Archer and 5,000 were minted. A glowing image of the USS Enterprise firing its forward phaser array appeared when the coin was displayed in darkness, after having been previously exposed to a light source.

$20 Star Trek: The Borg - One Ounce Pure Silver Coloured CoinEdit

Royal Canadian Mint 2017 Borg coin

The Borg

This coin featured a Borg cube firing on the USS Enterprise-D and was retailed with packaging decorated like a Borg cube. 10,000 were minted.

Royal Canadian Mint 2017 USS Enterprise Pure Silver Coin

USS Enterprise NCC-1701

$100 Star Trek: USS Enterprise NCC-1701 - Ten Ounce Pure Silver CoinEdit

This coin was shaped into an approximation of the USS Enterprise starship and was retailed with a clamshell case and a clear display box. 1,000 were minted.


$10 Star Trek Iconic Starships - Pure Silver Glow-in-the-Dark 3-Coin SubscriptionEdit

Royal Canadian Mint 2018 Star Trek Iconic Starships Pure Silver GID Coins

Iconic Starships

On their obverse sides, The Next Generation coin features the USS Enterprise-D, the Voyager coin shows the USS Voyager, and the Enterprise NX-01 coin displays its namesake. 10,000 of each coin was minted and each release was presented in a premium graphic box.

Royal Canadian Mint 2018 Star Trek DS9 Pure Silver Coloured Coin

Deep Space Nine

$20 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Pure Silver Coloured CoinEdit

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, this coin follows the contours of the Deep Space 9 space station and features color illustrations of the Bajoran system, its wormhole and the USS Defiant over both sides of the coin. 4,500 were minted and each included a floating frame.

The denominations shown above reflect the face value of the coins, not retail pricing at the Mint or current market values.

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