The character of Lieutenant Uhura, the capable communications officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise on the original Star Trek show, has been a popular part of the franchise ever since. The New Zealand Mint’s Chibi Coin Star Trek series pays tribute to her classic look with the 2022 1 oz Niue Silver Chibi Star Trek Nyota Uhura Shaped Coin.
- Ships in themed packaging with a display window, protected by a custom coin capsule!
- Issued in 2022!
- Limited mintage of just 2,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 Pure Silver.
- Face value of $2 (NZD) issued by the sovereign state of Niue.
- Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- Obverse features a profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse comprised of a shaped and colorized Chibi sculpture of Nyota Uhura.
The pioneering televised space opera Star Trek provided important examples of the impact that representation and diversity can have on a show’s audience. Trek’s inclusion of Nyota Uhura as a regular crew member had an outsized impact on American culture, inspiring generations of women and African-Americans to get involved in science and space exploration. In fact, Dr. Mae Jemison, the first Black woman to fly on the Space Shuttle, cited Star Trek as an inspiration.
The influential character has now been played by three different actresses, including an appearance in the new series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and is commemorated with the signature Chibi Coin series sense of fun with the 2022 Niue Silver Chibi Star Trek Nyota Uhura Shaped Coin. This colorful, shaped coin comes ready for display in a Trek-themed box and a secure custom coin capsule, along with a Certificate of Authenticity. The box carries your coin’s unique number in the issue of just two thousand and each shipment is fully insured by JM Bullion.
Uhura’s classic red dress and bouffant hairstyle from the Sixties show are represented in the colorized, shaped Chibi sculpture that comprises the coin’s reverse. She wears just a hint of a confident smile.
The coin’s obverse side features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II that identifies it as legal tender, despite its unusual shape. It’s accompanied by the inscriptions “Elizabeth II,” “Niue,” “2 Dollars” and “1 oz 999 Fine Silver,” along with the trademark and copyright of CBS Studios Inc.
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