2009 $1 Captain Cook 1oz 4-Coin Silver Proof Set

2009 $1 Captain Cook 1oz 4-Coin Silver Proof Set

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  • Not seen for almost a decade - now small numbers back in stock!
  • Comprises four superbly-illustrated designs celebrating Captain Cook.
  • All four coins are struck to immaculate Proof quality by the Perth Mint.
  • Each Proof is crafted from 99.9% pure silver!
  • Highly exclusive - don't miss this RARE second-chance opportunity!

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Originally released in 2009 to coincide with the 230th anniversary of its subject's untimely death, the sensational 2009 Captain Cook Silver Proof Coin Collection unites four superbly-designed 1oz silver Proofs struck by the Perth Mint, in a tribute to one of Australia's greatest explorers. Unsurprisingly met with tremendous demand, this excellent set was to remain consigned to the history books forever following sell-out at its release - until now! With a small number recently sourced, Downies is delighted to once again be able to offer it to collectors. Be warned, though - with miniscule numbers in stock, swift action is a must.

Back - in strictly limited numbers!

Not seen for almost a decade, Downies leapt at the opportunity to acquire this critical set when it became available. However, sourcing even such a miniscule number of these sets proved difficult, no doubt in part due to the enduring interest surrounding its subject, and the timeless appeal of the tremendous, full-colour reverse motifs. A keepsake to be treasured for generations, rarely do collections like this surface a second time. Do not miss out!

Comprises four full-colour Proof coins

All four Proof coins contained within this set bear splendid reverse designs, each imbued with the letters spelling Cook's surname. Selective full-colour embellishment adds an additional layer of contrast to each scene: a third voice rising above the dialogue between glassy, mirror-like surfaces and frosted fields. Upon their shared obverse, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II confirms the coins' status as official legal tender - fittingly - of the Cook Islands.

Struck by the Perth Mint

All four designs come alive when struck to dazzling Proof quality by Australia's precious metal experts, the Perth Mint. Each imposing, 40mm coin is crafted from 1oz of 99.9% silver.

Prestigious presentation, including certificate

An opulent timber case, complete with plush interior, becomes the ultimate foundation upon which to appreciate the incredible craftsmanship of these four Proofs. Allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich history underpinning your new acquisition, an informative Certificate of Authenticity - individually numbered - accompanies your purchase.

Celebrates Cook's extraordinary life

Born in October, 1728, James Cook rose from humble beginnings to become the pre-eminent explorer of his time; the 'Discoverer of the Australian east coast,' his role in Australian history cannot be overstated. Dispatched by the admiralty with the Adventure and the Resolution in 1772 to prove once and for all the existence of the southern continent now named Australia, he is remembered today as a courageous, calm, driven individual. It was in 1779, on his third and final voyage, that he was to meet a tragically ironic fate: always keen to engender good relations with indigenous populations, and usually successful, he was speared and stabbed in the back whilst trying to prevent his crew from opening fire on the people of an Hawaiian island.

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Country of IssueCook Islands
Year of Issue2009
Weight (g)31.1070
Metal Purity (%)99.90
Diameter (mm)40.60
Issued ByPerth Mint


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