1970 50c Captain James Cook Specimen

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1970 50c Captain James Cook Specimen

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Issued as a tribute to Captain James Cook's historic landing on the East coast of Australia 200 years prior, this 1970 release enjoys huge significance as Australia's very first decimal commemorative.

A significant moment in Australia's history, Cook's landing at Botany Bay set the precedent for the First Fleet and European settlement just 18 years later. Released on the bicentenary of his landing, this Royal Australian Mint commemorative has been struck to Specimen quality, and is in presented here in perfect, original condition. Its original red RAM case cements it as an imposing and significant release befitting of such a landmark in Australian history - and at just $14.95, it is an excellent value-for-money addition to any Australian collection.

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  • Australia's 1st decimal commemorative - honours bicententenary of Cook's discovery of the east coast in 1770
  • A unique Specimen quality striking - housed in the original red RAM case of issue
  • In perfect, original condition, and surprisingly good value-for-money at just A$14.95
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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1970
Weight (g)15.5500
MetalCupro Nickel
Diameter (mm)31.50
Issued ByRoyal Australian Mint
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