Captain Cook 2018 £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Stamp and Coin Set | The Royal Mint

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Captain Cook 2018 £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Stamp and Coin Set

  • A limited edition coin and stamp set – just 10,000 available
  • Includes the first coin in a three-year series that will follow Captain Cook’s voyage in real time
  • Contains six stamps including original drawings made during the voyage by natural history artist Sydney Parkinson
  • A specially designed and dated handstamp marks 250 years since Captain Cook first set sail from Plymouth
  • The UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated coin is struck to a higher standard than circulating coins
  • A Limited Edition Presentation of 10,000
Price: £17.50
  • No Longer Available
  • Product code: CC1BPNC

The Legacies of the Endeavour Voyage

When Captain James Cook set sail aboard HM Bark Endeavour 250 years ago, his main objective was to observe the Transit of Venus from Tahiti. However, he also carried a second set of orders in a sealed envelope which set him and his crew on a far longer journey of discovery spanning three years. The legacies of the Endeavour voyage are felt to this day in early records of the people, places and plants that shaped the way we see the world. On the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s adventures, we invite you to join The Royal Mint and Royal Mail as we mark this historic moment with a coin and stamp set.

The fully illustrated pack features fascinating imagery of drawings and curiosities captured along the journey, plus details of each phase of the groundbreaking voyage. With a dated handstamp tying the stamps to the cover, this set contains six illustrated stamps exclusive to Royal Mail and a UK £2 coin struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard. The coin carries an intriguing design by sculptor Gary Breeze, which will ultimately combine with a further two releases in the coming years to create a single, complete image that tells the story of Captain Cook’s three-year voyage.

Captain Cook 2018 £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Stamp and Coin Set

Denomination £2
Alloy Cupro-nickel
Weight 12.00g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Gary Breeze
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Brilliant Uncirculated
Year 2018

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