Summary

Australia
Australia
James Cook Bicentenary Medallion 1970 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
A cast medal issued by the Sydney daily newspaper the Daily Mirror to commemorate the 1970 bicentenary of Captain James Cook's arrival in Australia. It one of more than 40 different commemorative medals issued. 10,000 of these medals were struck and sold at $2.50 each. The Daily Mirror was established by Ezra Norton in 1941 and was purchased from Fairfax by Rupert Murdoch in 1960. It ceased in 1990, replaced by the Daily Telegraph-Mirror.

Physical Description

A cast medal issued by the Sydney daily newspaper to commemorate the Australian Bicentenary in 1970. It features on the obverse a bust of Cook facing 3/4 right; behind him is a sextant; around, CAPTAIN JAMES COOK 1728 1779 In small lettering on the truncation, P.MINTERN On the reverse, H.M. Bark Endeavour under full sail seen almost from behind; the ship is set over a simplified map of Australia; on the left, AUSTRALIA; on the right, BICENTENARY / 1770 1970 The artist's initials, PM, to the left oif the ship.

Obverse Description

Bust of Cook facing 3/4 right; behind him is a sextant; around, CAPTAIN JAMES COOK 1728 1779 In small lettering on the truncation, P.MINTERN

Reverse Description

H.M. Bark Endeavour under full sail seen almost from behind; the ship is set over a simplified map of Australia; on the left, AUSTRALIA; on the right, BICENTENARY / 1770 1970 The artist's initials, PM, to the left oif the ship.

Edge Description

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