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2018 Captain Cook 1768 Two Pound Gold Proof Coin

2018 Captain Cook Voyage of Discovery Coin I 1768 £2 Gold Proof Boxed
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£1,250.00
(VAT Exempt)
From a limited edition of just 340, this Two Pound coin commemorates 250 years since Captain James Cook embarked on his three-year voyage of discovery aboard the HMS Endeavour. Struck in glorious Proof standard, this 22 carat gold coin features a reverse engraving by designer and sculptor Gary Breeze that forms a puzzle with the two other coins in this series. With a total weight of 15.97 grams, this collectible piece is both VAT and Capital Gains Tax exempt. Presented in its original case from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse

Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II with legend around: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS'.

Reverse

HMS Endeavour, over a map of Plymouth Sound, Captain Cook's signature below. Legend around reads 'CAPTAIN JAMES COOK' with dates celebrating the 250th anniversary above. Design: Gary Breeze. Interlinks with other coins in the series.

Specification

Proof coin. Struck in 15.97 grams of 22 carat gold with yellow gold inner circle and red gold outer ring. Diameter: 28.40 millimetres.

Presentation

One of a presentation of only 340 pieces. Offered in its original gift box from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.

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