The Royal Mint has issued this lovely Gold Proof Two Pound coin, to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Captain James Cook Voyage of Discovery.
Captain Cook set sail to Tahiti in the summer of 1768. His task was identifying a ‘southern continent’, which was the subject of rumours, and also observing the Transit of Venus.
Through his pioneering voyages of discovery, Captain Cook expanded our understanding of the world beyond known horizons. He made history, making scientific discoveries , charting new un-reached waters and opening up new trade routes all without the use of google maps or a ‘Satnav’!
To mark his best known voyage of discovery, a series of three two pound coins have been created by designer and sculptor Gary Breeze.
When the coins are placed together, the design can be seen of as a whole, this coin is the second of three, to be released, how exciting is that!
The design of the second coin features the mast of Captain Cook’s famous ship, HM Bark Endeavour, below a celestial image of he Transit of Venus.
The number ‘250’ marks the anniversary of this time in Tahiti
This beautiful Gold Proof Coin comes complete with numbered Certificate of Authenticity, box and cardboard outer.
Metal: Inner : .916 Yellow Gold
: Outer: .916 Red Gold
Weight: 15.97 Grams
Diameter: 28.40 mm
Denomination: Two Pound
- estimated dispatch time 2 – 3 weeks