Part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek—a television series that is beloved by generations of Canadians, and whose vision of the future helped inspire innovation in our time! A derivative of a Canadian-engineered grain and an infestation of adorable furry creatures are at the heart of one of the most memorable episodes of Star Trek. As the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 50th anniversary of the television series, this fine silver coin recreates a fan-favourite scene from the popular 1967 episode The Trouble With Tribbles.
The reverse design recreates a key scene that has remained a fan favourite, even beyond the Star Trek community. Selective colour brings to life the engraved image of Captain James T. Kirk (portrayed by Canadian actor William Shatner) in his green Starfleet uniform. He stands half buried in a pile of small, furry creatures known as Tribbles, which have fallen out of an overhead compartment.