Picard. Janeway. Archer. Sisko. Kirk.
To the millions of Canadian fans, they served as our leaders in this fictional journey across the stars. They taught us about trust and loyalty, integrity and compassion, and above all, dedication. Through the strength of their character and the conviction of their beliefs, they served as a moral compass in times of conflict and embodied our hopes for the future of humanity.
Whether commanding a starship or a space station, each of these five captains defined their respective television series. Their distinctly different styles of leadership inspired their crew—and us, the viewers—to follow them time and time again as they rose to the challenges that come with boldly going "where no man has ever gone before."
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A CULTURAL PHENOMENON! The Royal Canadian Mint continues its tribute to a pop culture phenomenon, its enduring impact, and its legions of devoted Canadian fans!
FIRST-TIME APPEARANCE OF ALL FIVE CAPTAINS! We're not just celebrating The Original Series—we're celebrating the entire Star Trek™ franchise!
A CAPTAIN FOR EVERY FAN! From The Original Series to Enterprise, each of the five captains represents their respective television series, which continue to inspire us!
GLOWS IN THE DARK! In daylight, colour over engraving recreates the portraits of the legendary captains; when viewed in the dark, your coin reveals a glowing image of U.S.S. Enterprise in flight, along with the iconic Delta Shield Insignia!
LOW MINTAGE! Only 5,000 coins are available worldwide!
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
CRAFTED FROM 2 OZ. PURE SILVER! Your coin has no GST/HST!
Your coin features a rich colour application over the engraved portraits of the five captains of the Star Trek™ television series. From left to right, there's Benjamin Sisko (played by Avery Brooks) of Star Trek™ : Deep Space Nine (1993-1999); Jonathan Archer (portrayed by Scott Bakula) of the most recent series, Star Trek™: Enterprise (2001-2005); James T. Kirk (Canadian actor William Shatner) from Star Trek™: The Original Series (1966-1969); Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) from Star Trek™: The Next Generation (1987-1994); and Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) of Star Trek™: Voyager (1995-2001). 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 "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 is indicative of a command rank.
Captain James T. Kirk – Star Trek™: The Original Series (1966-1969):
For many Star Trek™ fans, Captain Kirk was the very first captain to lead them into this futuristic odyssey. His exploits on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 have made him a Starfleet legend—whether it is destroying a planet-killing machine ("Doomsday Machine"), or making first contact with the First Federation ("The Corbomite Maneuver").
Portrayed by Canadian actor William Shatner, Kirk is adventurous, courageous and clever; his hands-on approach to leadership means he is willing to get his hands dirty and be part of Away missions, but he also welcomes the perspectives of those around him—particularly McCoy and Spock. Kirk always strives to do what's morally right, in spite of his reputation for being a maverick who bucks the system, occasionally re-writes the rules, and is no stranger to temporal violations!
Captain Jean-Luc Picard – Star Trek™: The Next Generation (1987-1994):
A master strategist, an eager scholar, and a diplomat with the utmost dedication to his duty and crew—that is Captain Picard, as played by Sir Patrick Stewart. With a different leadership style than his predecessor, Picard is widely cited as a model captain who deftly handles any situation with gravitas, wisdom and a noble spirit.
Picard inspires unwavering loyalty and conviction onboard U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D—even when assimilated by the Borg ("The Best of Both Worlds"). From matching wits with Q ("Encounter at Farpoint") to advocating for Data's right to self-determination ("The Measure of a Man"), Picard is the clear voice of reason in countless situations that put humanity's ideals and morals to the test.
Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko – Star Trek™: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999):
Portrayed by Avery Brooks, Sisko is a commanding presence at the once-derelict station Deep Space 9. To the Bajoran people, he is known as the revered "Emissary of the Prophets"; but under his command, the station became a hub of activity, and later, the first line of defence in the Dominion War.
On the station or at the helm of the Defiant, Sisko is a brilliant tactician who isn't afraid of getting his hands dirty, or of letting his temper show. He is a fearless leader in pivotal battles, but he also welcomes insight from those that surround him. Ultimately, Sisko does whatever it takes to save the Alpha Quadrant and the people of the Federation—even if it takes an act of self-sacrifice ("What You Leave Behind").
Captain Kathryn Janeway – Star Trek™: Voyager (1995-2001):
Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) has perhaps the toughest assignment of the five captains. She must balance scientific exploration with survival after U.S.S. Voyager is left stranded some 75 light years away from Earth, deep in the little-known Delta Quadrant—the home of the feared Borg Collective.
Embarking on the long voyage home, the science-minded captain earns and maintains respect through her dedication and sheer force of will. Diplomacy, self-reliance and an occasional show of strength are key in this part of the galaxy, where they are decades away from Starfleet's farthest reach. Janeway doesn't shy away from taking risks; but perhaps her greatest exercise in leadership comes from her decision to integrate Maquis rebels ("Caretaker"), a former Borg drone ("Scorpion"), and other non-regulation members into her crew, which becomes a tight-knit family as they come together to survive.
Captain Jonathan Archer – Star Trek™: Enterprise (2001-2005):
The most recent franchise introduced us to one of Kirk's predecessors in the Star Trek™: Enterprise timeline. The captain of Enterprise NX-01, Archer (Scott Bakula) is a born leader with a keen sense of adventure and an inquisitive spirit that is well suited to exploration.
As humanity's first deep space explorer and interstellar ambassador, Archer can't rely on precedent to help steer the course. There is no Prime Directive—Archer makes (or breaks) the rules as he goes. A true trailblazer, he often finds himself in situations that put his moral beliefs to the test; and while he may cross the line at times ("Damage"), Archer's ability to make the tough decisions paved the way to his eventual position as President of the United Federation of Planets ("In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II").
Did you know…
- Sisko was initially a Commander, but was promoted to Captain in the third season episode "The Adversary."
- Picard appeared in the pilot episode of Deep Space Nine ("Emissary"), when Sisko was introduced as a grieving widower whose wife was killed during a Borg attack—one in which Picard, as the Borg drone Locutus, participated.
- The unforgettable (and omnipotent) Q character was introduced in Star Trek™ : The Next Generation, but he also appeared in Deep Space Nine and Voyager—in fact, Sisko punches Q in one episode, while Q proposes to end a civil war by mating with Janeway! (She declined.)
- For the 30th anniversary of The Original Series, an episode of Deep Space Nine found Sisko and his crew travelling back in time to prevent Kirk's assassination by… a Tribble! While the production team sought to re-create some of the sets and replicate original filming techniques, the crew was also digitally inserted into re-mastered scenes from the 1967 episodes "The Trouble With Tribbles" and "Mirror, Mirror."
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