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Medal - Captain James Cook Bicentenary, Australia, 1970 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16570

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Cook Bi-Centenary, 1970 (AD)
Mint: Amor
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.
Description:
Bust of James Cook facing right, around above, 200TH ANNIVERSARY below, . 1770 . 1970 .
A complex design featuring aspects of Sydney - ferry, opera House, high-rise buildings and aircraft; rural New South Wales - mereno head facing and ear of wheat; and a reflection of the arrival of Cook in a line circle - the Endeavour at anchor with boat being rowed towardsd shore on which two aboriginal men stand watching, one holds a boomarang.
Around above, CAPTAIN COOK BI-CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS; below, . NSW AUSTRALIA .
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mitchell Library, 1984
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 65 mm (Height), 30 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Height includes ribbon extended

More information

Tagged with: australian bicentenary 1788-1988, australian exploration, celebrations
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales, 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 right, around above, 200TH ANNIVERSARY below, . 1770 . 1970 .
Reverse Description: A complex design featuring aspects of Sydney - ferry, opera House, high-rise buildings and aircraft; rural New South Wales - mereno head facing and ear of wheat; and a reflection of the arrival of Cook in a line circle - the Endeavour at anchor with boat being rowed towardsd shore on which two aboriginal men stand watching, one holds a boomarang.
Around above, CAPTAIN COOK BI-CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS; below, . NSW AUSTRALIA .
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge) Plain
(obverse) Bust of James Cook facing right, around above, 200TH ANNIVERSARY below, . 1770 . 1970 .
(reverse) A complex design featuring aspects of Sydney - ferry, opera House, high-rise buildings and aircraft; rural New South Wales - mereno head facing and ear of wheat; and a reflection of the arrival of Cook in a line circle - the Endeavour at anchor with boat being rowed towardsd shore on which two aboriginal men stand watching, one holds a boomarang.
Around above, CAPTAIN COOK BI-CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS; below, . NSW AUSTRALIA .
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Australia, 1970
Mint: Amor (Mint), 1970
Person Depicted: Captain James Cook
References: Car. 1970/38

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