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Star Trek Twenty Five Year Collectibles
Star Trek the Phenomenon
In 1991, Star Trek turned twenty-five years old. Even in the early years, it became more than a television series, it became a phenomenon. Those who watched it were soon identifying themselves as Trekies. After the initial series, several other Star Trek series were launched. The first of these, Next Generations, was somewhat successful, as fans hungered for more Star Trek. Later series were not as successful. And none were to enjoy the status of the original series.
Names of the main characters were well known, James T. Kirk, Spock, Uhura, McCoy (bones), and Scotty. And of course there were the people who kept the Enterprise going while the others were on some strange planet, Sulu and Checkov.
Soon we will have the 50th anniversary. What releases in collectibles will it bring?
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The Silver Coins
The beautiful silver coins depicting the seven main characters, the phaser, and the Starship Enterprise were minted and housed in nice cases for protection. These “coins” are really “rounds” since they are not money, but can be found in one Troy ounce of 0.999 fine silver. A second set of “coins” honoring the Next Generation crew were issued later, and while the coins are equally nice, the characters are not as collectible as the original crew.
Star Trek Movies
Star Trek eventuallStar Trek eventually made a comeback on the big screen. There was such a demand for the original series, even in reruns years later, that the original crew joined together again and made a series of movies. Finally, the characters were recast for Star Trek Generations, which did include the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy.
Because they are done in full color, the Hamilton plates that were released are even more beautiful. These were released by Paramount Pictures, and include a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The plates are of porcelain and were fired fourteen times. The artist Thomas Blackshear II designed these fantastic plates.
A few pins were made in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Star Trek.
If you are looking for less expensive memorabilia, consider the trading cards. There was a set honoring the original series, and a set honoring the Next Generations series. Because there are multiple sets available, be careful and look at what you are considering before purchasing.