2016 Canada 1/4 oz Silver Star Trek Enterprise
This amazing Silver coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of the science-fiction phenomenon, Star Trek. For this reason, the Royal Canadian Mint pays tribute to one of the most iconic spaceships of our time with this beautifully coloured Fine Silver coin. The coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 11.5000 pieces worldwide.
Enterprise is a fictional spaceship which appeared in the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise. It had the in-universe registration of NX-01 and appeared earlier in the franchise timeline than any Starfleet ship named Enterprise. The producers of the series had originally intended to use an Akira-class starship as seen in Star Trek: First Contact (1996), but production designer Herman Zimmerman talked them into using a design with greater influence from Star Trek: The Original Series. Doug Drexler designed the exterior of the vessel, eventually arriving at the final design after also suggesting a Daedalus-class starship with a sphere-shaped primary hull (like the much later Olympic-class medical starship), and a ship more reminiscent of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) complete with secondary hull.
The reverse design is an eye-catching tribute to the U.S.S. Enterprise. Recreating a scene from the 1968 episode I, Mudd, the application of rich colour over the engraved rendering gives the Enterprise a remarkable life-like quality. This three-quarter view allows for a full glimpse of the orbiting vessel’s saucer section and engineering hull, while the ship’s twin warp nacelles are visible at the rear. Against a dark expanse of space in the background, the yellow, gold and red-brown colours of the Class K planet below seem all the more vibrant.