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Medal - Captain James Cook Bicentenary, Daily Mirror, New South Wales, Australia, 1970 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16461

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.
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.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation (Possible) from Brendan Hunt, 1980
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 65.962 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: australian bicentenary 1788-1988, australian exploration, celebrations, the state savings bank, coins, 1973
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport 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 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: Plain
Inscriptions: (obverse) 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) 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.
Shape: round
Material: Lead Bronze
Issued By: Daily Mirror, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1970
Mint: Fine Cast Pty. Ltd., New South Wales, Australia, 1970

Cast 10,000 for Daily Mirror.
Artist: Mr. Peter Mintern, New South Wales, Australia, 1970

Initials appear on reverse, name on Cook's truncation.
Commissioned By: Daily Mirror, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1970

10,000 of these medals were struck and sold at $2.50 each.
Person Depicted: Captain James Cook
References: Car.1970/25

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julie Posted on 30 May 2010 2:00 PM
i have two of these and they are still in there original packet. are they of any value. thanks

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