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Medal - Captain James Cook Bicentenary, Australian Numismatic Society, New South Wales, Australia, 1970 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 23802

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
James Cook Bicentenary 1970 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Other Details: A rectangular silver medal struck by the Australian Numismatic Society, Sydney to commemorate the bicentenary of Cook's discovery of the East coast of Australia. It is one of more than 40 different commemorative medals issued for the occasion. It was designed by James Berry.
Description:
A rectangular silver medal struck by the Australian Numismatic Society, Sydney to commemorate the bicentenary of Cook's discovery of the East coast of Australia featuring:
Head of James Cook facing right; above, BICENTENARY; below, logo of Australoian Numismatic Society and JAMES COOK.
Artist's initials, JB, at back of truncation. H.M. Bark Endeavour under full sail to left; the ship is set over a map of Eastern Australia; above, AUSTRALIA; below, H.M. BARK 'ENDEAVOUR' The artist's initials, JB, to the right oif the ship.
Oxidised silver finish
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Harold Mower, 1991
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 65 mm (Height), 45 mm (Width)
Weight: 96.620 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian bicentenary 1788-1988, australian exploration, celebrations
Themes this item is part of: James Berry, Medal Designer (1906-1979), Australian Numismatic Society, Sydney, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport 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: Head of James Cook facing right; above, BICENTENARY; below, logo of Australoian Numismatic Society and JAMES COOK.
Artist's initials, JB, at back of truncation.
Reverse Description: H.M. Bark Endeavour under full sail to left; the ship is set over a map of Eastern Australia; above, AUSTRALIA; below, H.M. BARK 'ENDEAVOUR' The artist's initials, JB, to the right oif the ship.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse) Head of James Cook facing right; above, BICENTENARY; below, logo of Australoian Numismatic Society and JAMES COOK.
Artist's initials, JB, at back of truncation.
reverse) H.M. Bark Endeavour under full sail to left; the ship is set over a map of Eastern Australia; above, AUSTRALIA; below, H.M. BARK 'ENDEAVOUR' The artist's initials, JB, to the right oif the ship.
Shape: Rectangle
Material: Silver
Mint: Amor (Mint), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1970

140 medals were struck in this oxidised silver finish. Also produced, but not held by MV, in aluminium (12), bronze (170), silver (30 and gold (1).
Issued By: Australian Numismatic Society, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Artist: Mr. Reginald Berry, New Zealand, 1970
Commissioned By: Australian Numismatic Society, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1970
Person Depicted: Captain James Cook
References: Car.1970/4

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