250th Anniversary of James Cook Landing at Botany Bay Five Crowns

250th Anniversary of James Cook Five Crowns

Fully layered with pure 24-carat gold Five Crown coin with FREE deluxe case. Accented with the words 250th anniversary and features Lt. James Cook as a full colour depiction of HMB Endeavour sails into view. Limited Edition only 1,770 worldwide.

Measures 65mm in diameter and weighs 110gm
$249.95

P&H: $19.99

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Product Number:
403-CO137.01

It was the greatest maritime mystery of the Age of Exploration. Terra Australis Incognita... the Unknown Southern Land. Rumoured to exist in the Southern Ocean, its location had reached mythical proportions by the time of James Cook. A mystery to be solved, Cook’s secret mission to discover this fabled land had far reaching consequences that not even the astute lieutenant or the court of King George III could have foreseen. Terra Australis Incognita was revealed by Cook’s perseverance and skill as a master mariner.

When HMB Endeavour sailed into a shallow inlet, Australia’s foundation had begun. As the years unfolded, Australia became a place of boundless possibilities and untold opportunities for those with the courage and fortitude to make them real. In our triumphs and successes, we look back to that April day in 1770 and remember they were all made possible by Cook and his stalwart crew of explorers. In the auspicious 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing at Botany Bay, the court of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has consented to the minting of a crown coin celebrating the foundation of Australia. Limited to just 1,770 issues this edition is exclusive only to The Bradford Exchange!

The image of Cook now comes to life through the intricacies of the minter’s art. No detail is lost in this magnificent new interpretation by The Commonwealth Mint. In the shimmer of 24-carat gold, those same eyes behold a period-accurate map of what would become Botany Bay. HMB Endeavour sails into view, alive in a full colour rendering. “250 years” looms large and proud as a celebratory statement of Cook’s achievements and Australia’s introduction to the world.

Impressive is the only way to describe this coin. At 65mm in diameter and weighing 110 grams, coins of such proportions are struck to mark occasions of great importance. Minted to Proof standards, the highest possible quality, it is entirely layered with pure 24-carat gold, creating a coin that is simply without parallel. The technical complexities of striking at such a large diameter ensures that the worldwide mintage has been set remarkably low, at just 1,770. This means that each one of these limited edition coins has a rarity value in addition to its collectability, which would usually push the release price too high for most people. Strong demand is expect so don’t delay, order yours now!

Features

This 250th Anniversary of James Cook Landing at Botany Bay Five Crowns exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Event: 250th Anniversary of James Cook Landing at Botany Bay Five
  • Limited release: Worldwide mintage limited of just 1,770
  • High specification: Fully layered in 24K gold and intended as a collectors’ item, the design of the coin captures the triumphs and successes, we look back to that April day in 1770
  • Incredible Detail: Design with long lasting collector appeal - Lt. James Cook surveys a map of Botany Bay as a full colour depiction of HMB Endeavour sails into view.
  • Authentication: Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, which includes important history
  • Arrives in a FREE deluxe presentation case, perfect for keepsake or gift giving
  • Measures 65mm in diameter and weighs 110gm
Features

This 250th Anniversary of James Cook Landing at Botany Bay Five Crowns exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Event: 250th Anniversary of James Cook Landing at Botany Bay Five
  • Limited release: Worldwide mintage limited of just 1,770
  • High specification: Fully layered in 24K gold and intended as a collectors’ item, the design of the coin captures the triumphs and successes, we look back to that April day in 1770
  • Incredible Detail: Design with long lasting collector appeal - Lt. James Cook surveys a map of Botany Bay as a full colour depiction of HMB Endeavour sails into view.
  • Authentication: Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, which includes important history
  • Arrives in a FREE deluxe presentation case, perfect for keepsake or gift giving
  • Measures 65mm in diameter and weighs 110gm