Monday, June 11, 2018

United Kingdom 2 pounds 2018 - Captain James Cook

Three new bimetallic commemoratives will be issued in 2018, 2019 and 2020:

"250th anniversary of the first great voyage of Captain James Cook"

Designed by Gary Breeze, this coin features the stern of Captain Cook's famous ship, HM Bark Endeavour, leaving Plymouth. The ensign and the UK flag are visible alongside the distinctive signature of Cook and the number 250 to mark the anniversary.

The Royal Mint has announced that this will be the first coin in a unique set of three 2 Pounds coins issued over three years. Each reverse has been designed that when the coins are eventually placed together, a complete, larger design will be revealed. The next two coins will be released in 2019 and 2020.

(news by Peter Kaminsky)

LINK: British Royal Mint

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