The first in a three coin series, this Two Pound coin celebrates 250 years since Captain James Cook set off on his historic first voyage. This Silver Proof piece features Cook’s ship, the HMS Endeavour in an attractive nautical design by sculptor Gary Breeze. When paired up with the two other coins in this series the collection forms a single image. 12.00 grams of .925 Sterling Silver with outer ring plated with fine gold. From a limited edition presentation of 4,778. Presented in sleek The Royal Mint packaging with information booklet and numbered certificate of authenticity.
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Jody Clark's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II with legend around: 'ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS'.
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.
Proof coin. Struck in 12.00 grams of .925 sterling silver with fine gold plating on outer ring. Diameter: 28.40 millimetres.
One of a presentation of just 4,778. Offered in its original gift box from The Royal Mint with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed.
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Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
£2 / Two Pound
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Proof - Boxed with certificate of authenticity
2018 Anniversary of Captain Cook Voyage £2
Marks two hundred and fifty years since Captain Cook made his voyage of discovery (1769-2019)
Part of series to celebrate Cook’s voyage - Number 1/3
Limited edition of 4,778 pieces
Struck in 12.00 grams of .925 sterling silver with fine gold plating
Diameter: 28.40 millimetres
Finished to proof standard
Face value: Two Pound
Obverse shows fifth official effigy of The Queen
Reverse features Cook’s ship alongside map of Plymouth Sound by Gary Breeze
Offered in original box with numbered certificate of authenticity
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