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Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

1989.0029.0001

Medal to commemorate the bicentenary of the discovery of the east coast of Australia by Captain James Cook

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Rectangular bronze medal with rounded corners featuring reliefs on both sides. The relief on the obverse is a bust of James Cook, below which is an emu and kangaroo inscribed with "AUSTRALIAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY" and "JAMES COOK". On the reverse is inscribed "AUSTRALIA 1770" above a vessel under sail, captioned H.M.BARK "ENDEAVOUR"". The initials J.B. are in the right hand corner of the reverse side.

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