Summary

Australia New South Wales Sydney
James Cook Bicentenary 1970 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Other Details: A rectangular silver medal struck by the Australian Numismatic Society, Sydney to commemorate the bicentenary of Cook's discovery of the East coast of Australia. It is one of more than 40 different commemorative medals issued for the occasion. It was designed by James Berry.

Physical Description

A rectangular silver medal struck by the Australian Numismatic Society, Sydney to commemorate the bicentenary of Cook's discovery of the East coast of Australia featuring: Head of James Cook facing right; above, BICENTENARY; below, logo of Australoian Numismatic Society and JAMES COOK. Artist's initials, JB, at back of truncation. H.M. Bark Endeavour under full sail to left; the ship is set over a map of Eastern Australia; above, AUSTRALIA; below, H.M. BARK 'ENDEAVOUR' The artist's initials, JB, to the right oif the ship. Oxidised silver finish

Obverse Description

Head of James Cook facing right; above, BICENTENARY; below, logo of Australoian Numismatic Society and JAMES COOK. Artist's initials, JB, at back of truncation.

Reverse Description

H.M. Bark Endeavour under full sail to left; the ship is set over a map of Eastern Australia; above, AUSTRALIA; below, H.M. BARK 'ENDEAVOUR' The artist's initials, JB, to the right oif the ship.

Edge Description

Plain

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