240th Anniversary of the Discovery of South Georgia by Captain James Cook - 2015 Cupro Nickel Coin

Product Code: L4460700

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Coin Highlights

  • 2015 Un-circulated Cupro Nickel £2 Coin
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Issued on behalf of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Issue
  • Unlimited Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available in Proof Silver


Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a new coin on behalf of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands which commemorates the 240th Anniversary of the Discovery of South Georgia by Captain James Cook. 

The British explorer, navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook, made the first landing, survey and mapping of South Georgia whilst aboard the HMS Resolution.  As instructed by the Admiralty on 17th January 1775, he took possession for Britain and renamed the island ‘Isle of Georgia’ for King George III.  

The design on the coin features an image of Captain Cook’s ship The Resolution in the waters of Antarctica.  A large iceberg can be seen in the background with a sailor from the ship hacking at a smaller iceberg in the foreground to obtain water for the Resolution. The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

 Available in Cupro Nickel and Proof Sterling Silver, each precious metal coin has been carefully struck four times and feature frosted sculpting against a mirror brilliant background.

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Cook’s expedition circumnavigated the globe at an extreme southern latitude, becoming one of the first to cross the Antarctic Circle.  Nowadays the date of 17th January is celebrated at Possession Day, a public holiday in South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands. 

Metal Uncirculated Cupro Nickel £2
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit Unlimited

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