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Coin - 1 Tala, Cook Bicentenary, Samoa, 1979 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 30887

1 Tala, Issued by Samoa, 1979
Commemorating the Bicentenary of the death of James Cook and featuring HMS Resolution
Mint not recorded
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 26.90 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: sailing vessels, pacific exploration, pacific colonialism, pacific islands, british commonwealth coins, pacific trade, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Captain James Cook, Navigator & Explorer (1728-1779), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Western Samoa
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 1979 AD
Denomination: 1 Tala
Obverse Description: Arms of Samoa; around above, SAMOA I SISIFO; below, $1
Reverse Description: HMS Resolution under full sail to left; in field at left a head o James Cook facing right within a partial bead oval, below head, 1728 - 1779; around above BICENTENARY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK - 1779; in exergue a wave pattern and the date 1979; above exergue at left, HMS RESOLUTION
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Samoa, 1979
Person Commemorated: Captain James Cook, Great Britain
References: KM#32
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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