Set Sail With a One-Year-Only Commemorative 250 Years in the Making
Explorer, navigator, cartographer and officer in Great Britain’s Royal Navy, Captain James Cook discovered much of the South Pacific for England. In 1770, during his first Voyage of Discovery, he made the first European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia. To pay tribute to the 250th Anniversary of that monumental feat, the Solomon Islands issued this jaw-dropping coin with designs so detailed they’re nothing short of spectacular.
Struck in three ounces of highly pure 99.9% silver, this $10 legal-tender coin depicts the good Captain aboard his ship the HMB Endeavor as it sails across the Pacific Ocean in search of a significant land mass Europeans believed existed in the southern hemisphere. Behind Cook’s rugged portrait is an intricately detailed map of Australia and New Zealand that takes on a translucent appearance thanks to addition of an “Ocean Blue” colored see-through enamel that’s so beautiful you’ll almost smell the salty sea air when you hold this numismatic masterpiece in your hands.
Remarkably, the coin literally rises to a new level of detail thanks to its Ultra High Relief (UHR) design. The superb images take on an added depth thanks to a deep concave field for maximum contrast with the design devices. As an added touch, each coin was given an antiqued finish that gives extra contrast to the coin’s design that accentuates every detail. Thanks to this antique finish, you can actually handle the coin to feel and experience every ridge and crevice without damaging it!
It should come as no surprise that extra attention has been paid to this coin’s detail. After all Captain Cook himself was a stickler for detail. It started with his ship, the Endeavor, which was a vessel typically used for carrying coal. It wasn’t going to win any races, but it was durable and could carry the supplies required for the long voyage such as lots of fresh fruit to keep his crew from getting scurvy. Cook also introduced several innovative rules to help keep the crew healthy. Rigidly enforced, the rules required that his men bathe every day and their bedding be aired out twice a week. These rules and planning helped Cook’s men stay healthy throughout the long voyage.
Each coin in this offer comes in a clear acrylic capsule and housed in its original mint packaging consisting of a custom wooden presentation box along with a blue shipper and a Certificate of Authenticity. An absolute must-have for any nautical-themed collection, the maximum worldwide edition limit for this coin was set at just 500 – a mintage far too low for everyone who would like one. There could be a massive wave of demand for this coin so get yours now before they’re all swept away!
EPIC COMMEMORATIVE 250 YEARS IN THE MAKING – This coin pays tribute to the 250th Anniversary of Captain James Cook’s Voyage of Discovery that in 1770 reached the southern coast of Australia. Cook is depicted aboard the Endeavour with a map of Australia and his ship in the background. The coin’s obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in the center of a nautical design.
HIGHLY DETAILED ULTRA HIGH RELIEF – These coins feature impressive Ultra High Relief (UHR) designs that create a deep, concave field upon the coin’s surface for maximum contrast with the design devices.
STRUCK IN HIGHLY PURE SILVER – Each Captain Cook 250th Anniversary Coin was struck in three ounces of highly pure 99.9% fine silver and measures 50 mm in diameter.
LEGAL-TENDER RELEASE – These coins are $10 legal tender in the Solomon Islands, a nation consisting of hundreds of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Formerly a British Protectorate, the nation gained independence in 1978 and became a constitutional monarchy with Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch.
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUED FINISH – Your 2020 Solomon Islands Three-Ounce Silver Captain Cook 250th Anniversary Ultra High Relief Coin will come with a special antiqued finish that gives extra depth to the coins design.
VERY LOW LIMITED EDITION – The maximum worldwide edition limit for this coin was set at just 500.
Celebrate the250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s Voyage of Discovery with this specially antiqued Ultra High Relief coin. Get yours now before they all sail away!