Late in 2015, the Perth Mint released a series of beautiful, colorized silver coins honoring the 60th anniversary of Gene Roddenberrys Star Trek universe. Now, the Perth Mint is back in the Star Trek mood with the release of a new gold bar. Today, the 2016 1 oz Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Latinum Silver Gold-Plated Silver Bar is available for purchase from JM Bullion.
- Limited mintage of 5,000 bars for global distribution!
- Ships in themed presentation packaging.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Gold-plated for a unique finish.
- Reverse design commemorates the rare silver-colored liquid known as latinum.
- Mimics the pressed latinum shown in the Deep Space Nine
Deep Space Nine was the third television series to hit the airwaves in America, launching in 1993 and lasting through 1999. It actually ran concurrently with two different series in the Star Trek universe on television. The Next Generation didnt go off the air until 1993, giving one year of overlap. Voyager debuted just two years after DS9 in 1995, and ran through 2001, meaning the two shows coexisted on television from 1995 to 1999.
In the DS9 storyline, latinum was a silver-colored liquid that was extremely valuable to many civilizations in the Alpha Quadrant. The Ferengi Alliance took particular interest in latinum, pressing the liquid latinum into gold or gold dust to form a usable type of currency.
To honor latinums role in the DS9 storyline, the Perth Mint has created a .999 pure silver bar with a gold plating to mimic the appearance of the latinum bars from the show. Each 2016 1 oz Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Latinum Slip has the same gold-pressed latinum slip appearance from the show, including a makers mark on the reverse.
Australias Perth Mint was founded in 1898 by the Royal Mint, serving as the third and final facility opened in conjunction with the Sydney and Melbourne Mints. After Australias federation, the Perth Mint would eventually be the primary mint for the new nation until the formation of the Royal Australian Mint in 1965.
If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to ask a JM Bullion associate. You can reach out to us on the phone at 800-276-6508, connect with us online through our live web chat, or send us an email. Check out the rest of the collection on our Perth Mint Star Trek Silver Coins page.