Captain Cook's Voyage of Discovery 2020 $5 Map Shaped Prooflike Silver Foil Coin

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Captain Cook's Voyage of Discovery 2020 $5 Map Shaped Prooflike Silver Foil Coin

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  • Stunning innovation! A map-shaped silver-foil Prooflike coin!
  • Crafted from 30 grams of 99.9% silver – enhanced with colour!
  • Legal tender coin of the Cook Islands – face-value of $5.
  • An exclusive limited edition! Just 1,770 issued!
  • Features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Obverse also features a guarantee of the specifications.
  • Measures an enormous 200mm by 150mm!
  • Beautifully presented within a custom-made folder.

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A fitting tribute…

Issued to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Cook’s charting of Australia’s east coast, this official legal tender coin forms the perfect tribute to Captain Cook’s Voyages of Discovery. Illustrating the power and adaptability of modern minting, this coin has been created in the shape of an historic map!

A masterwork of numismatic innovation

The Captain Cook’s Voyages of Discovery 2020 $5 Silver-foil Prooflike Coin is crafted from a hefty 30 grams of 99.9% silver. It measures a whopping 200mm by 150mm! A masterwork of numismatic innovation, each coin features a stunning depiction of a map showing Cook’s three Voyages of Discovery from 1768 to 1780. For more information on the original map, see below!

Official, genuine legal tender coin

Bearing the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, as well as a guarantee of the specifications, this unusual map-shaped issue is an official, genuine legal tender coin. Appropriately enough, it has been issued by the Cook Islands – visited by Captain Cook in 1773 and 1777, and named in his honour in the 1820s.

A strictly limited edition

As exclusive as it is eye-catching, the strictly limited edition of the 2020 $5 Cook Voyages of Discovery Silver-foil Prooflike Coin has been set at a mere 1,770! With so few issued, you can’t afford to miss this opportunity. Don’t miss the boat – press add to cart now!

About the map…

The map celebrated by this prestigious legal tender issue charts the three voyages undertaken by Captain James Cook from 1768 to 1780. First published in 1849, the map was entitled 'The World on Mercator's Projection shewing the voyages of Captain Cook around the World'.

The original map was engraved by the brilliant John Rapkin, and published by renowned cartographer John Tallis. Tallis’ maps are considered the last of the ornate, elaborately decorated maps of the 19th century. As much a work of art as a study in geography, this famous map forms the perfect subject matter for the innovative Captain Cook’s Voyages of Discovery 2020 $5 Silver-foil Prooflike Coin.

More Information
Country of IssueCook Islands
Year of Issue2020
Denomination$5
Mintage1770
MetalSilver
Metal Purity (%)99.99
QualityProoflike
Dimensions200.00 X 150.00
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