1779 Captain Cook Memorial Historical Medallion by L Pingo
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 attemting to kidnap the island's King.
Bust of Captain James Cook
Fortune, leaning against a naval column, place a rudder upon a globe.
Diameter: 43 mm
Reference: Eimer 780
Other Notable Information
22 examples in gold, 322 in silver and 577 in bronze