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275th Anniversary of Captain James Cook - 2003 Uncirculated Curpo Nickel

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  • 2003 Uncirculated Curpo Nickel £2
  • Issued on behalf of South Georgia and Sandwich Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
Regular Price $19.95 Special Price $9.95

James Cook was born on 27th October 1728 in Marton, England, and to commemorate the 275th Anniversary of the birth of one of the most famous explorers and navigators, the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has approved the release of a superb coin which features Captain Cook and his voyages of discovery.

Following his education, at the age of 18, Cook soon found work on the Baltic Sea in a coal  transport ship but during the war with the French in 1775 he enlisted as an Able Seaman on the Eagle.  Cook advanced through the ranks very quickly and was given command of his own survey vessel.  His first mission was to map the estuary of the St Lawrence River before the naval assault on Quebec and later surveyed the coast of Newfoundland.  Cook’s charts were so accurate and complete that they were still in use until the beginning of the 20th Century.

This superb coin carries a portrait of Captain Cook himself with his ship, The Resolution, in the foreground.  A map of Antarctica is also shown.  The obverse of the coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD

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Weight 28.280000
Coin Year 2000 - 2004
Government South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Coin Metal Cupro Nickel
Coin Effect Two Pounds
MetalUncirculated Cupro Nickel £2 coin
Issue LimitUnlimited

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