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Medal commemorating the bicentenary of James Cook's rediscovery of New Zealand, 1969

MEC2684
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Object ID MEC2684
Description Medal commemorating the bicentenary of Cook's rediscovery of New Zealand, 1969. Obverse: Bust of Captain James Cook (1728-1779) (left) in uniform, the globe showing the Pacific Ocean in the background. Legend: 'JAMES COOK, CIRCUMNAVIGATOR OF THE GLOBE, EXPLORER OF THE PACIFIC'. Below: 'THE ROYAL NUMISMATIC SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND. 1969.' Reverse: H. M. Bark 'Endeavour', sails furled. Legend: 'BICENTENARY OF JAMES COOK'S REDISCOVERY OF NEW ZEALAND 1769*1969'. Inscription: 'H.M.BARK "ENDEAVOUR" COMPLEMENT 94 MEN, 368 TONS BURDEN LENGTH 106 FEET BEAM 29 FEET'. Boxed, which is part numbered MEC2684.1 and can be accessed via the WHOLE/PART toggle.
Date made 1969

Artist/Maker Royal Australian Mint
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials silver
Measurements Overall: 65 mm
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  • Medal commemorating the bicentenary of James Cook's rediscovery of New Zealand, 1969 (MEC2684)
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