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Medal - Captain James Cook Bicentenary, House of Hawke, Victoria, Australia, 1970 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33159

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Mint: House of Hawke
Captain James Cook Bi-Centenary medal, 1970 (AD)
Other Details: This is one of more than 40 different commemorative medal issues inspired by the 1970 bicentenary of Captain James Cook's arrival in Australia.It shows Cook's ship, the 'Endeavour', off Point Hicks, Captain Cook's first landfall in Australia. Point Hicks is on the Victorian coastline, east of Melbourne.
Description:
Bust of James Cook facing 3/4 right within outline map of Australia, around, CAPTAIN JAMES COOK 1770 1970
..VICTORIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ..
The Endeavour under full sail sailing away and to right; around, H.M. BARK ENDEAVOUR OFF POINT HICKS
The makers name, HAWKE, in water at front of ship
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.47 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: australian bicentenary 1788-1988, australian exploration, celebrations, marketing
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Captain James Cook, Navigator & Explorer (1728-1779)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian exploration
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1970 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of James Cook facing 3/4 right within outline map of Australia, around, CAPTAIN JAMES COOK 1770 1970
..VICTORIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ..
Reverse Description: The Endeavour under full sail sailing away and to right; around, H.M. BARK ENDEAVOUR OFF POINT HICKS
The makers name, HAWKE, in water at front of ship
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse) Bust of James Cook facing 3/4 right within outline map of Australia, around, CAPTAIN JAMES COOK 1770 1970
..VICTORIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT ..
(reverse) The Endeavour under full sail sailing away and to right; around, H.M. BARK ENDEAVOUR OFF POINT HICKS
The makers name, HAWKE, in water at front of ship
Shape: round
Material: Gilt Aluminium
Issued By: House of Hawke, Victoria, Australia, 1970
Mint: House of Hawke, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970

Produced 280,000 of these medals.
Person Depicted: Captain James Cook
References: Car. 1970/35

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adrian Posted on 23 Jun 2014 9:14 AM
i have come across one these medals

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