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Captain Cook Voyage of Discovery

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As our celebration of the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s great voyage continues, we talk to Gary Breeze, the artist behind the coin designs. Here Gary reveals more about the inspiration behind the second coin in the series: a design that celebrates Cook’s time in Tahiti, where the great explorer was tasked with observing the Transit of Venus.

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Part two

Transit of Venus

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