WOW! Both sides of your coin specially shaped to match the contour of Deep Space 9! Order today!
From Gul Dukat’s machinations to the Dominion War, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine set itself apart with season-spanning story arcs and character-driven plots that resonated with Canadian fans! The sci-fi series’ eponymous space station gives shape to our celebration of Deep Space Nine’s 25th anniversary. Engraved on both sides of your coin and the rim, the circular structure’s docking ring alters the coin’s rim, while full-color images of the Bajoran system fill the field on both sides—an unforgettable FIRST!
Stepping away from the hopeful, exploration-themed spirit of its predecessors, Deep Space Nine struck a chord with storylines that focused more on the reality of life at the edge of the galaxy. It was the first Star Trek series set primarily on a space station—one built by an alien race, no less. The former Cardassian refinery-turned-Federation station was suddenly thrust into the galactic limelight after the discovery of the nearby Bajoran wormhole, which is vividly depicted on the coin’s reverse. Newly located at the crossroads of the Alpha and Gamma Quadrants, Deep Space 9 became a key commercial hub and a center of diplomacy, eventually becoming the Alpha Quadrant’s first line of defense against a Dominion invasion.
A must-have Star Trek collectible for Deep Space Nine fans! Order today!
A FIRST! Your coin is the first to feature a full-color image on the obverse!
ANOTHER FIRST! A full-color image fills the reverse and the obverse of your coin. Each side features a different view of the Bajoran system, even the swirling wormhole on the reverse.
CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF STAR TREK: Deep Space Nine! Your special collectible is the latest addition to our continuing tribute to the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Trek, whose spirit of exploration and innovation continues to inspire millions of Canadians!
LIKE A SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM! The most famous space station in the Star Trek universe is in orbit on the obverse and reverse, where the proof finish highlights all the finely engraved details that mimic the look of a schematic diagram!
MADE USING A RADICALLY NEW EDGE SHAPING TECHNOLOGY! Unlike any other coin ever produced, your incredible coin was minted using a radically new edge shaping technology that allows continuation of the engraved design from the face to the rim.
SHAPED LIKE THE STATION! Far from making the circular space station fit within the coin’s shape, we’ve altered the coin’s shape to ensure it follows the station’s contour—including the recessed docking bays!
UNMATCHED CARE AND EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP! Engraved in a Star Trek font, the legend on the obverse gets a boost from a very fine line of color that has been applied with unprecedented precision!
DRAMATIC SERRATION DEPTH 6.5X DEEPER THAN THE STANDARD! Shaped like Deep Space 9 with never-seen-before continuity of highly intricate engraving from the face to the rim along with a dramatic serration depth 6.5x deeper than the standard!
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all its collector coins.
LOW MINTAGE! Your coin has a limited worldwide mintage.
PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver.
Within your coin’s uniquely shaped contour, the reverse design features a highly detailed, engraved rendering of the space station from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Officially classified by Starfleet as a “hybrid planar-columnar tri-radial structure,” Deep Space 9’s shape is defined in part by an outer docking ring that lines the coin’s edge, which is punctuated by 12 docking ports and a series of thrusters. Another defining feature, the towering docking pylons extend towards an inner habitat ring, which is linked to a spherical-shaped central core. The station’s placement allows for a largely unobstructed view of the full-color image that fills the field, where the Bajoran wormhole (top left) adds a bright swirl of color to the snapshot of the Bajoran system. A different view of the series’ galactic locale is featured on the obverse, where a fine color outline augments the engraved legend. The space station is also engraved on the obverse, where it frames the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Did you know…
Two characters, Worf and Miles O’Brien, made the leap from Star Trek: The Next Generation to series regulars on Deep Space Nine. Several other characters also made cameo appearances on the series, including Lwaxana Troi (“The Forsaken,” “Fascination,” “The Muse”), Jean-Luc Picard (“Emissary”) and Q (“Q-Less”)—in fact, Q has appeared on three Star Trek television series!
Deep Space 9 made a few cameo appearances of its own: the station’s exterior was seen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Birthright,” and in the Star Trek: Voyager episode, “Caretaker,” where the docking station was the last stop for U.S.S. Voyager before it was transported deep into the Delta Quadrant.
Quark’s best customer, Morn, is a fan favorite and a recurring gag! The Lurian courier had a reputation for being highly talkative, but he never spoke a single word in any of the 93 episodes he appeared in.
What was one of the most expensive Deep Space Nine episodes ever produced? The Season 5 episode “Trials and Tribble-ations”, which paid tribute to the original Star Trek series on its 30th anniversary. Racing to save Captain James T. Kirk from a booby-trapped Tribble, the Deep Space 9 crew were digitally inserted into some of the original footage from the 1967 episode “The Trouble With Tribbles”, while other scenes were re-staged using re-created costumes and décor.