2020 250th Anniversary of the Voyage of Captain James Cook £2 Coin. This is the gold proof version of the coin, which comes housed inside a wooden presentation box and is accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity. The coins have a mintage of 350, with only 340 of the coins being issued in this limited edition presentation.
This is the third and final release in the Captain Cook Series which followed the explorer on his voyages of discovery.
The coins are struck from 0.916 (22 carat) fine gold.
When placed together the three coins in the series (2018, 2019 and 2020) tell the story of Captain Cook's adventure.
For this coin, the story follows on from the Transit of Venus, with Captain Cook travelling in search of the Southern Continent. When he couldn't find it, he ended up anchoring in New Zealand and Australia, becoming one of the first Europeans to have ever reached that part of the world.
The obverse, features the Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. This is the fifth coinage portrait of Elizabeth II to appear on UK coins,
The reverse was designed by Gary Breeze, a designer and sculptor known for his letter carving. The design shows the HM Bark Endeavour close to a Maori canoe. New Zealand and Botany Bay can be seen in the background.
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||0.47|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||Gary Breeze|
|Mint / Brand||The Royal Mint|
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