1779 Captain Cook Memorial Historical Medallion by L Pingo Obverse
1779 Captain Cook Memorial Historical Medallion by L Pingo Reverse

1779 Captain Cook Memorial Historical Medallion by L Pingo

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Story

Captain Cook the British explorer that discovered Australia, died on 14th February 1779. Not only a great seaman, he managed to map the lands he discovered across the Pacific ocean, creating a new world to be shown on European maps for the first time. He was killed from a stab wound on Kealakekua Bay in Hawaii, whilst attempting to kidnap the island's King.

Obverse Description

Bust of Captain Cook

Reverse Description

Fortune leaning against a naval column

Features

Diameter: 43 mm

Material: Bronze

Condition: GVF

Reference: Eimer 780

Other Notable Information

Stain on Reverse


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