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Coin - 1 Tala, Captain James Cook Commemorative, Samoa, 1970 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 32602

1 Tala, Issued by Western Samoa, 1970
Commemorating the exploration of the Pacific by James Cook 1769 - 1779
Mint not recorded
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1996
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 39 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 27.40 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: pacific exploration, british commonwealth coins, 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: 1970 AD
Denomination: 1 Tala
Obverse Description: Arms of Samoa with the cross at the top dividing the date 1970; around above, SAMOA I SISIFO; below, $1
Reverse Description: Head of Cook facing right above waves; above, JAMES COOK; below, 1769 - 1779; the neck divides the legend, EXPLORER of the PACIFIC
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Samoa, 1970
Person Depicted: Captain James Cook, Samoa, 1970
References: KM#9
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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