Pressed to name their favourite Star Trek episode, many Canadian fans are likely to choose The City on the Edge of Forever. One of the episode’s iconic scenes is brought to life on this fine silver coin, as the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 50th anniversary of a science-fiction phenomenon that continues to resound with Canadian fans of all ages.
The reverse design recreates a key scene from the 1967 Star Trek episode, The City on the Edge of Forever. Vibrant colour brings to life the engraved image of Captain James T. Kirk (played by Canadian actor William Shatner) and Mr. Spock (portrayed by Leonard Nimoy); both in their famous Starfleet uniforms, they stand among the ruins before the oversized, ring-shaped entity known as The Guardian of Forever. The past meets the present in the design. Detailed engraving and cutting-edge finishing technologies bring the characters and setting to life, while the Star Trek font adds an authentic vintage feel to this tribute.