Endeavour 1770-2020 2oz Silver antiqued coin

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Endeavour 1770-2020 2oz Silver antiqued coin

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$ 240. 00
The Endeavour 1770-2020 2oz Silver antiqued coin’s reverse design features representations of the scientific breakthroughs and discoveries made during Endeavour’s journey. View details
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The Endeavour 1770-2020 2oz Silver antiqued coin’s reverse design features representations of the scientific breakthroughs and discoveries made during Endeavour’s journey.

HM Bark Endeavour, captained by James Cook, embarked on its Pacific voyage on 26 August 1768 with instructions to chart the transit of Venus across the sun at the equator. Subsequently charting New Zealand in 1769, the British expedition sighted the east coast of Australia at Point Hicks on 20 April 1770.

As Endeavour sailed north Cook charted the coast before making first landfall at a wide, shallow bay south of present-day Sydney on 29 April 1770. Naturalist Joseph Banks recorded so many previously unknown botanical specimens at this location that Cook named the area ‘Botany Bay’.

The ship also stopped at what has since become known as the Town of 1770 before Endeavour struck the Great Barrier Reef and ran aground near Cooktown on 11 June. The voyage was delayed while repairs were carried out. The ship then rounded Cape York, stopping at Possession Island in the Torres Strait on 22 August.

Coin design
The coin’s reverse design features representations of the scientific breakthroughs and discoveries made during Endeavour’s journey. Arranged around a central insert of a rotating ship’s wheel, these representations include the ship, a sun dial charting the path of Venus, navigational tools, Banksia flowers named after Joseph Banks, mapping equipment and James Cook. Also included in the design is a background depicting continents mapped during the voyage, the inscription ‘ENDEAVOUR 1770-2020’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark. In keeping with its historical theme, the coin has been ‘antiqued’ by hand to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an aged artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin in the limited mintage may vary.

Presentation
The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged with an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Mint: The Perth Mint
  • Issue date: 3 March 2020
  • Metal: 99.99% silver
  • Finish: Antiqued
  • Denominations: $2
  • Mintage: 1,770
  • Minimum weight: 62.213g
  • Maximum diameter: 45.5mm
  • Maximum thickness: 6.2mm
  • Designer: Lucas Bowers

The year-date on each coin does not necessarily indicate the year of release or the year in which it was minted.

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