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This is a list of notable fictional materials from the science fictionuniverse of Star Trek. Like other aspects of stories in the franchise, some were recurring plot elements from one episode or series to another.

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Metals for starship construction[edit]

The fictional metalsduranium and tritanium were referred to in many episodes as extremely hard alloys used in starship hulls and hand-held tools. The planet-killer in 'The Doomsday Machine' had a hull made of solid neutronium, which is capable of withstanding a starship's phasers. Neutronium is considered to be virtually indestructible; the only known way of stopping the planet-killer is to destroy it from the inside via the explosion of a starship's impulse engines.

Transparent aluminum[edit]

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Star Trek technical manuals indicate that transparent aluminum is used in various fittings in starships, including exterior ship portals and windows. It was notably mentioned in the 1986 film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Ultra-strong transparent panels were needed to construct water tanks within their ship's cargo bay for containing two humpback whales and hundreds of tons of water. However, the Enterprise crew, without money appropriate to the period, found it necessary to barter for the required materials. Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott exchanges the chemical formula for transparent aluminum for the needed material. When Dr. Leonard McCoy informs Scott that giving Dr. Nichols (Alex Henteloff) the formula is altering the future, the engineer responds, 'Why? How do we know he didn't invent the thing?' (In the novelization of the film, Scott is aware that Dr. Marcus 'Mark' Nichols, the Plexicorp scientist with whom he and McCoy deal, was its 'inventor,' and concludes that his giving of the formula is a predestination paradox/bootstrap paradox.) The substance is described as being as transparent as glass while possessing the strength and density of high-grade aluminum. It was also mentioned in Star Trek: The Next Generation episode 'In Theory'.

The series' science consultant André Bormanis has concluded that the material would not be a good conductor of electricity.

Real-life transparent substances composed of some aluminum

An aluminum window pane, 'of glass-like transparency' was reported from Germany in 1933.[1]

Sapphire (Al2O3) is transparent and is widely used in commercial and industrial settings. It has a hardness of 9 Mohs, making it the third hardest mineral after diamond and moissanite.

Aluminium oxynitride ((AlN)x·(Al2O3)1−x) is a transparent ceramic which has a hardness of 7.7 Mohs, and has military applications as bullet-resistant armour, but is too expensive for widespread use.[2][3] It was patented in 1986.[4]

Pure transparent aluminum was created as a new state of matter by a team of scientists in 2009. A laser pulse removed an electron from every atom without disrupting the crystalline structure.[5] However, the transparent state lasted for only 40 femtoseconds, until electrons returned to the material.

A group of scientists led by Ralf Röhlsberger at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg, Germany, succeeded in turning iron transparent during research in 2012 to create quantum computers.[6][7]


Trellium-D, shown in Star Trek: Enterprise, was an alloy used in the Delphic Expanse as a protection against spatial anomalies there. It had unusual effects on Vulcan physiology, causing loss of emotional control, and became a recurring plot element in the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise, exploring the theme of drug addiction.

Other materials were occasionally mentioned in the scripts, such as nitrium, a radiation-resistant material.

Energy sources[edit]


Dilithium crystals, in all Star Trek series, were shown to be an essential component for a starship's faster than light drive, or warp drive, since they were necessary to regulate the matter-antimatter reactions needed to generate the required energy. Dilithium was frequently featured in the original series as a scarce resource. By the time in which the later series were set, dilithium could be synthesized.

Real-life dilithium (Li2) materials

Real-world dilithium (Li2) is a gas composed of two lithiumatomscovalently bonded together, and is a strongly electrophilic, diatomic molecule.[8]

Dilithium oxide (Li2O) is white cubic crystal with ionic bonds between the lithium and the oxygen. This material must be kept dry, however, as it will react strongly with water to form lithium hydroxide.


Trilithium is a material used in a star-destroying weapon in Star Trek Generations, and an explosive in 'The Chute' (VOY). This is due to the fact that trilithium is termed as a 'nuclear inhibitor,' which is believed to be any substance that interferes with nuclear reactions. In the film, trilithium is known to be capable, when used to its full potential, of stopping all fusion within a star, thereby collapsing the star and destroying everything within its solar system via a shock wave. Trilithium resin is a toxic byproduct of warp engines, and can be used as a powerful, and quite unstable, explosive (see 'Starship Mine', the 18th episode of the sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation). It is not known whether this is related to the nuclear inhibitor.

Precious materials[edit]

Latinum featured in many episodes of Deep Space Nine as a medium of exchange used by Ferengi and others. For convenience's sake (Jadzia Dax joked 'probably someone got tired of making change with an eyedropper') the actual currency consisted of the latinum, which is a liquid in its natural state, enclosed in gold casings of standardized size (called slips, strips, bars, and bricks) and was referred to as 'gold-pressed latinum'. Latinum was useful as a medium of exchange, unlike the (worthless) gold in which it was enclosed, because it is impossible to replicate.

Tholian silk was a valuable fabric mentioned in multiple series.

Bio-mimetic gel is a volatile substance with medical applications. It is also highly sought after for use in illegal activities, such as genetic experimentation and biological weapons development. As such, its use is strictly regulated by the United Federation of Planets, and sale of the substance is prohibited. The substance was first mentioned in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and was used as a plot element in several episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.


Verterium cortenide is a usually synthetically generated compound, the only known substance to be capable of generating warp fields, when supplied with energy, in form of plasma, from the warp core. Warp coils are made of this material.


Kironide is a mineral by which, upon consuming plants containing the mineral, the Platonians (the inhabitants of the planet Platonius) acquire telekinetic powers, including the ability to levitate, in the original series episode 'Plato's Stepchildren'.[9]

Pergium is a substance mined in 'The Devil in the Dark', and fictionally given the atomic number 112 as a chemical element in a non-canon Star Trek medical manual publication.


Cordrazine, introduced in 'The City on the Edge of Forever' is a powerful stimulant used to revive patients in an emergency. Overdoses cause hallucinations, madness and death.

Felicium, a highly addictive narcotic produced on the planet Brekka, but misrepresented as a medicine for a plague impacting the planet Ornara. It was introduced in the episode Symbiosis.

Venus drug, introduced in 'Mudd's Women', causes women to appear much lovelier and more exciting.

Inaprovaline, introduced in 'Transfigurations'. Helps resuscitate the neurological and cardiovascular systems by reinforcing the cell membranes. It is also frequently used as an analgesic.

Ketracel-White, introduced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is a narcotic stimulant drug intravenously taken among the Jem'Hadar soldiers of The Dominion. The Jem'Hadar were created by the Founders - a shape-shifting species in the Gamma Quadrant - with a genetic predisposition for addiction to the drug. This was done to ensure their loyalty to the Founders. The drug is synthetically manufactured and refined at guarded facilities throughout Dominion space. Ketracel-White is stored as a liquid in glass vials locked in portable cases held by Vorta field supervisors. A Vorta must dispense the drug among the unit he/she commands at regular hourly intervals, otherwise the Jem'Hadar will suffer withdrawal leading to death. A vial of White is inserted into a dispensing mechanism embedded in the soldier's chest armor, and automatically pumped through a tube inserted into the common carotid artery.

Retinax-5, introduced in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, a drug that corrects vision problems.

Unstable substances[edit]

Protomatter is a key component of the Genesis Device prototype—an experimental terraformation device introduced in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Protomatter is presented as an unstable substance that, due to its instability, is considered unethical for usage in scientific research. The substance is used as a plot device to compare David Marcus with his father, James T. Kirk, both of whom, in Lieutenant Saavik's words, 'changed the rules'—David Marcus by using the forbidden protomatter, and James T. Kirk by 'cheating' to win the Kobayashi Maru test. The inclusion of protomatter ultimately results in both the accelerated maturation of the regenerated Spock during his stay on the Genesis planet, and the planet's subsequent explosion into an asteroid belt.

In the Deep Space Nine episode 'By Inferno's Light', Protomatter was used by a Dominion changeling in a bomb plot that, if successful, would have destroyed the Bajoran sun and the forces of the Alpha Quadrant.

Protomatter is also mentioned in the Star Trek Voyager episode 'Mortal Coil', where it is said, 'Protomatter's one of the most sought-after commodities. The best energy source in the quadrant.'[10]

The Omega Molecule is a highly unstable molecule believed to be the most powerful substance known to exist. If not properly disposed of, it may destroy subspace and render warp travel impossible. In Star Trek: Voyager, during the episode The Omega Directive, Voyager encounters Omega particles and Captain Janeway must comply with the Omega Directive and destroy the particles. Later in the episode, they spontaneously stabilize for a brief moment before they are destroyed.


Red matter is a red liquid material introduced in Star Trek (the 2009 film) that is able to create a black hole when not properly contained. Spock attempts to use it to stop a massive supernova, but the resulting black hole causes his own ship and a Romulan mining vessel to travel back in time. Later in the film, the antagonist Nero uses it to destroy the planet Vulcan. Shortly after, the future Spock's ship containing the red matter is used to destroy Nero's Romulan mining vessel.

Fictional substances within Star Trek[edit]

Corbomite was named by Captain Kirk in a bluff in 'The Corbomite Maneuver' as a material and a device that prevents attack, because if any destructive energy touches the vessel, a reverse reaction of equal strength is created, destroying the attacker. This bluff was also used in 'The Deadly Years' to escape the Romulans.

Archerite was named by Commander Shran also in a bluff in 'Proving Ground' as a material that his ship was looking to mine, during an encounter at the test site of the Xindi planet killer weapon.

See also[edit]


  1. ^'Metal 'Glass' Window Panes Made in Germany'. Popular Mechanics. Hearst Magazines. January 1933.
  2. ^Tom Scheve (2008-07-29). 'How Transparent Aluminum Armor Works'. How Stuff Works. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  3. ^Sean Ragan (17 January 2012). 'Transparent Aluminum'. Make. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  4. ^US 4520116 'Transparent aluminum oxynitride and method of manufacture.'
  5. ^Staff writers (27 July 2009). 'Transparent aluminum is 'new state of matter''. PhysOrg. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  6. ^Ralf Röhlsberger; et al. (2012). 'Electromagnetically induced transparency with resonant nuclei in a cavity'. Nature. 482 (7384): 199–203. Bibcode:2012Natur.482.199R. doi:10.1038/nature10741. PMID22318603. S2CID205227374.. 9 February 2012.
  7. ^Cientistas fazem ferro ficar transparente, FAPESP(in Portuguese)
  8. ^Chemical Bonding, Mark J. Winter, Oxford University Press, 1994, ISBN0-19-855694-2
  9. ^Krauss, Lawrence M. (1997). Beyond Star Trek:Physics from Alien Invasions to the End of Time. New York: Basic Books. p. 124. ISBN978-0-465-00637-3.
  10. ^'The Voyager Transcripts - Mortal Coil'.

External links[edit]

  • Category:Materials at Memory Alpha (a Star Trekwiki)
  • Jeffrey de Fourestier. 'The Mineralogy of Star Trek'(PDF).
  • Jeffrey de Fourestier. 'The Mineralogy of Star Trek: The Next Series'(PDF).
  • Jeffrey de Fourestier. 'The Mineralogy of Star Trek: Notitiae Novum'(PDF).
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Gold Pressed Latinum Strips
Nature decays, but latinum lasts forever.
- 102nd Rule of Acquisition

Latinum is a rare silver liquid used as currency by the Ferengi Alliance and many other worlds. It cannot be replicated. For ease of transaction, latinum is usually suspended within gold to produce 'gold-pressed' latinum. (DS9: 'Who Mourns for Morn?')

Denominations of gold-pressed latinum, in order of increasing value, include the slip, the strip, the bar and the brick.

'Who Mourns for Morn?' suggests that gold is worthless, but Quark may have just stated this out of frustration and in comparison to the latinum he was expecting.
Liquid latinum appears to be less harmful to humanoid life than the real-world liquid metal mercury. This is seen to be true in the episode DS9: 'Who Mourns for Morn?' where Morn spits out about a hundred bricks' worth of liquid latinum into a glass, revealing he had stored his life savings of latinum in his second stomach, which had caused his hair to fall out but otherwise appears to have left him unharmed. Then again, as we know little of Morn's species, it may be the result of a strong constitution on his part.
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Latinum Items[edit]

Pure Liquid Latinum

Renewal scroll inscription pens

Quark was selling renewal scroll inscription pens during the Bajoran Gratitude Festival. The pens were latinum-plated. (DS9: 'Fascination')

Hair brooch

Lwaxana Troi's latinum hair brooch was stolen while she was on Deep Space 9 in 2369. (DS9: 'The Forsaken')

Tooth sharpener

Quark had to use wooden chew-sticks while Rom used a latinum tooth sharpener when they were children. (DS9: 'Family Business')

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The Divine Treasury

Quark states that the Divine Treasury is made of pure latinum. (DS9: 'Little Green Men')


Quark suggests that Odo could have a latinum-plated bucket to sleep in. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

Waste extraction fixtures

According to Nog, the waste extraction fixtures in the Nagal Residence are plated with latinum. Quark suggests that, if made Grand Nagus, he would (rather indulgently) replace them with solid latinum fixtures. (DS9: 'The Dogs of War')

Bajoran earring

Maihar'du gives Kira Nerys a latinum Bajoran earring. (DS9: 'Rules of Acquisition')

The existence of these items is slightly unusual, as it suggests that a solid form of Latinum does exist. However, pure gold is also never used in contemporary jewelry, and perhaps several latinum alloys or even allotropes of latinum are solid.

Relative values[edit]


One slip of latinum

One hundred slips of gold-pressed latinum are equal to one strip. (DS9: 'Body Parts')

1 slip

Ferengi put one slip of gold-pressed latinum into the throne of the Grand Nagus. (DS9: 'Ferengi Love Songs')

Quark gives Brunt one slip of latinum 'for his troubles' during his visit on behalf of the Ferengi Commerce Authority. (DS9: 'Family Business')

Quark pays his Bajoran employees one slip of latinum a day during the Cardassian Occupation. (DS9: 'Things Past')

2 slips

Quark puts two slips of gold-pressed latinum in to his bust of the Blessed Exchequer, adding another two when making an extra request. (DS9: 'The Emperor's New Cloak')

Quark offers two slips to the first Ferengi to reach the infirmary. (DS9: 'The Magnificent Ferengi')

3 slips

In the Tower of Commerce in 2372, it cost three slips of gold-pressed latinum to sit down. (DS9: 'Family Business')

7 slips

In the Tower of Commerce in 2372, it cost seven slips of latinum to use the elevator. Quark exclaims that this is greater than his previous visits to the tower. (DS9: 'Family Business')

8 slips

Quark sells a sick Changeling to Odo for eight slips of latinum. When he thought it was dead he asked for five slips and when he thought it was alive he increased this to ten slips, finally leveling the deal at eight because it was 'sick'. (DS9: 'The Begotten')

10 slips

Quark charges Rom ten slips of latinum for a crate of root beer to be given to Nog. (DS9: 'The Ascent')

In the last game of tongo that Jadzia Dax plays with Quark she wins with a Full Consortium and is owed ten slips. (DS9: 'Afterimage')


Two slips (right), a strip (left) and a bar (center) of latinum

One strip of gold-pressed latinum is equal to one hundred slips. Twenty strips are equal to one bar of latinum. (DS9: 'Body Parts')

1 strip

Quark says that a strip of latinum would pay for a couple of spins of the dabo wheel. (DS9: 'Sanctuary')

Nog and Jake Sisko plan to play dom-jot for a strip of latinum a go. (DS9: 'Life Support')

2 strips

Doctor Orpax, one of the most expensive doctors on Ferenginar, charges two strips of latinum just to walk into the waiting room. (DS9: 'Body Parts')

Elim Garak almost buys Jadzia's freedom from a Cardassian guard during the Occupation of Bajor. (DS9: 'Things Past')

On Cardassia IV, an overseer is offered the services of Kira Nerys for two strips of latinum. (DS9: 'The Homecoming')

3 strips

Quark asks for three strips of latinum for one memorial disk of Plegg. (DS9: 'The Alternate')

Nog offers to sell his pyjamas to Rom for three strips of latinum but settles for two. (DS9: 'Little Green Men')

Jadzia Dax staked William T. Riker three strips of gold-pressed latinum when his winning streak ran dry. (DS9: 'Defiant')

During a game of tongo, Jadzia Dax stated that the purchase price would be three strips. (DS9: 'Rules of Acquisition')

Quark owed Jadzia Dax three strips of latinum. (DS9: 'Meridian')

5 strips

During a game of tongo, Jadzia Dax stated that the opening risk would be five strips. (DS9: 'Rules of Acquisition')

A cadet's uniform from Garak's shop for Nog cost Rom five strips of latinum. (DS9: 'Facets')

8 strips

During a game of tongo, Jadzia Dax stated that the sell price would be eight strips. (DS9: 'Rules of Acquisition')

10 strips

Nog sells the holosuite program A Visit with the Pleasure Goddess of Rixx to Julian Bashir for ten strips of latinum. (DS9: 'Little Green Men')

15 strips

Jadzia Dax wins fifteen strips of latinum off of Quark in a tongo game. (DS9: 'Business as Usual')

17 strips

A dress from Garak's shop would cost seventeen strips of latinum, but Quark offers twenty for it. (DS9: 'Profit and Loss')


Bars of latinum

One bar of gold-pressed latinum is equal to twenty strips or 2,000 slips of latinum. (DS9: 'Body Parts') Note: In an auction, Quark suggests that one bar and twenty five strips is lower in value than two bars. This contradicts the idea that there are twenty strips in a bar. (DS9: 'In the Cards')a latinum bar, measures 4.75 × 0.5 × 2.25 inches.

1 bar

Tiron pays Quark one bar of latinum and a precious jeweled ring for a custom holosuite program. Apparently, this is quite generous, as Quark suggests that he could 'move into a holosuite' with that much latinum. (DS9: 'Meridian')

2 bars

Jadzia Dax loses two bars in a tongo game. (DS9: 'The Darkness and the Light')

3 bars

Ishka made three bars of gold-pressed latinum by investing in a Hupyrian beetle farm. (DS9: 'Family Business')

Quark pays three bars of gold-pressed latinum for the wreckage of a ship that crashed in the Gamma Quadrant. (DS9: 'The Abandoned')

4 bars

Nog predicted that he could earn four bars of gold-pressed latinum from selling 5,000 wrappages of Yamok sauce.

5 bars

The Noh-Jay Consortium traded seven tessipates of land on Bajor for five bars of gold-pressed latinum. (DS9: 'Progress')

Nog's life savings in 2373 equaled five bars of gold-pressed latinum. (DS9: 'In the Cards')

Yranac asks for five bars of gold-pressed latinum in exchange for sharing information. (TNG: 'Gambit, Part I')

Quark wagers Vash five bars of latinum that Benjamin Sisko would win a fight against Q. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

Quark accepts five bars of latinum to retrieve a strongbox from Deep Space 9 for Pallra. (DS9: 'Necessary Evil')

Quark says that five bars of latinum will buy him five Nausicaans, a fast ship and very few questions to break Rom out of the Dominion's cells. (DS9: 'Favor the Bold')

Quark estimates (possibly generously) that a day's business in his bar is about five bars of latinum. (DS9: 'In the Pale Moonlight')

Morica Bilby received a wage of five bars of latinum a week for services rendered as a shipping consultant. The salary increases to ten then twenty and finally thirty bars a week. (DS9: 'Prodigal Daughter')

7 bars

Quark offered to take the Promethean quartz-like lifeform off of Vash for seven bars of gold-pressed latinum rather than to auction it off. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

10 bars

Bidding for the Verathan statue in Quark and Vash's auction started at ten bars. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

Elias Giger paid ten bars of gold-pressed latinum for an Andorian chest containing a pre-Surak Vulcan bracelet, a 6th century Bajoran mandala, a 23rd century ion-transtator and a Willie Mays baseball card from Earth dated 1951. (DS9: 'In the Cards')

Rom concedes that ten bars of latinum is an overly generous finders fee. (DS9: 'The Magnificent Ferengi')

Quark offers Pel ten bars of latinum to help start a new life. (DS9: 'Rules of Acquisition')

Quark sells one hundred gross of self-sealing stem bolts to Emi for ten bars of latinum. (DS9: 'Prophet Motive')

12 bars

When William Riker becomes the only customer in Quark's to win triple down dabo, Quark gives him vouchers for twelve bars of latinum. (TNG: 'Firstborn')

18 bars

Quark reluctantly increased the amount he would pay Vash for the Promethean quartz-like lifeform from seven bars to eighteen, which Vash declined. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

20 bars

Krax sells one memorial disk of Zek for twenty bars of latinum, suggesting it will double in price within a year. (DS9: 'The Nagus')

During an evacuation of Deep Space 9, Quark offers twenty bars for a seat on a transport off the station, increasing this from an original offer of five, followed by ten. (DS9: 'The Siege')

22 bars

One of Quark's customers didn't pay a 'rather extensive' bar tab that came to twenty-two bars including the interest it accumulated. Quark said, although he would be offered eight bars, he would accept twelve. (DS9: 'Return to Grace')

30 bars

Quark's last offer to Vash for the Promethean quartz-like lifeform was thirty bars, which Vash declined. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

36 bars

Quark sells an item in his auction of Vash's finds to a buyer called Kolos for thirty-six bars of latinum. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

40 bars

Bidding for a knife in Quark and Vash's auction started at forty bars. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

50 bars

Zek offered a reward of fifty bars of gold-pressed latinum for the return of Ishka. (DS9: 'The Magnificent Ferengi')

105 bars

Quark sells an item in his auction of Vash's finds to his cousin Stol for one hundred and five bars of latinum. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

151 bars

Quark sells a necklace (an item in his auction of Vash's finds) to a buyer called Rul the Obscure for one hundred and fifty-one bars of latinum. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

189 bars

Zek can buy two thousand tons of Kohlanese barley for one hundred and eighty-nine bars of latinum. (DS9: 'Prophet Motive')

199 bars

Quark sells 42 of the 80 Rings of Paltriss to Ashrock for one hundred and ninety-nine bars of gold-pressed latinum. (DS9: 'Melora')


200 bars

In late 2374, Quark made a profit of 200 bars of gold-pressed latinum when he sold Denevan crystals to a Nausicaan entrepreneur. (DS9: 'The Sound of Her Voice')

Vash suggests that they start the bidding for one of her artifacts from the Gamma Quadrant at two hundred bars of latinum. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

350 bars

Vash predicts the value of the Promethean quartz-like lifeform at around 350 bars of gold-pressed latinum, rather than Quark's prediction of seven bars. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

500 bars

In 2373, Brunt bids 500 bars of gold-pressed latinum for all 52 disks of Quark's remains. (DS9: 'Body Parts')

600 bars

On stardate 47182.1, Quark attempted to evacuate with six hundred bars of gold-pressed latinum. (DS9: 'Invasive Procedures')

1,000 bars

Ah-Kel and Ro-Kel intend to charge one thousand bars (non-negotiable) for an 'ornately carved metal sphere'. (DS9: 'Vortex') Janel Tigan said that the broken waveguide in 14-3-A would make him lose one thousand bars a day. (DS9: 'Prodigal Daughter')

3,000 bars

A buyer called Kolos offers three thousand bars for an item from the Gamma Quadrant in an auction of Vash's finds. (DS9: 'Q-Less')

5,000 bars

Rom offers to buy Quark's bar for five thousand bars of gold-pressed latinum, although he expected Quark to haggle up to at least eight thousand. (DS9: 'The Dogs of War')

1,000,000 bars

Q offers one million bars of gold-pressed latinum for the boxed quartz from Vash's collection (although we're sure he was insincere about his bid). (DS9: 'Q-Less')

10,000,000 bars

Gaila offers ten million bars of gold-pressed latinum to Quark in an attempt to keep him in the world of weapon sales. (DS9: 'Business as Usual')

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Latinum bricks

The exchange rate from bricks to bars is unknown

60 bricks

Brunt bribes Quark with sixty bricks of gold-pressed latinum to make him financial adviser to the Nagus. (DS9: 'The Dogs of War')

1,000 bricks

During the Lissepian Mother's Day Heist that took place on Lissepia in 2365, 1,000 bricks of gold-pressed latinum were stolen. Larell had told Quark that Morn had won the 1,000 bricks of gold-pressed latinum in the Lissepian Lottery. (DS9: 'Who Mourns for Morn?', 'The Sound of Her Voice')

Further values[edit]

Seventeen bars, three strips, and five slips

The total of Rom's life savings in 2373 and the amount he bids for Quark's remains. (DS9: 'Body Parts')

Thirteen kilograms

Tahna Los gives Lursa and B'Etor thirteen kilograms of latinum in exchange for a canister of bilitrium. (DS9: 'Past Prologue')

Three cases

The dowry for the wedding of Tholian Ambassador that visited Deep Space 9, stolen while at the station. (DS9: 'Defiant')

10,000 isiks

Martus Mazur gives Alsia ten-thousand isiks of latinum, the profits from their club. (DS9: 'Rivals')

A case

All the latinum in Quark's possession at the time of an evacuation of Deep Space 9 can fit in one case. (DS9: 'The Siege')

Gold Pressed Latinum Bar


The following provides guidance and comparison on the value of latinum for specific items. Further details of each item may be seen above.


  • Cadet's uniform - 5 strips
  • Dress from Garak's Clothiers - 17-20 strips

Life savings

Gold Pressed Latinum Denominations

  • Nog - 5 bars
  • Quark - 600 bars
  • Rom - 17 bars, 3 strips and 5 slips


  • Morica Bilby - 5-30 bars a week
  • Quark's employees during the Cardassian Occupation - 1 slip per day


Gold Pressed Latinum Usd

  • Janel Tigan - more than 1,000 bars a day
  • Quark - 5 bars a day

Holosuite programs

Gold Pressed Latinum Star Trek

  • A Visit with the Pleasure Goddess of Rixx - 10 strips
  • Custom holosuite program - 1 bar
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