When all three elements of a coin are right, you can’t go wrong…
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When all three elements of a coin are right, you can’t go wrong…


When all three elements of a coin are right, you can’t go wrong…

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To mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s expedition to Australia and the Pacific, a stunning new 3oz Silver coin has been released.

This coin has so many collectable features, it’s genuinely hard to know where to start…

1. Stand-out Minting feats

Firstly, the most intriguing and innovative aspect of this coin is the translucent ‘Ocean Blue’ enamel at its centre. Carefully molded to create the illusion of the Pacific Ocean, this incredibly detailed enamel showcases the intricate levels of detail and high level of relief that needs to be seen to be believed.

Not only have the Mint created a beautiful, lustrous, coloured ‘Endeavour Ship’ design, they have been struck to an antique finish resulting in each coin being uniquely different, but have also added collectability to collectability. 

If that wasn’t enough, it also features ‘Incuse’ striking. An Incuse Strike is a relatively new minting process that allows a design to be struck into a coin creating a ‘sunken’ design, as opposed to the standard raised relief. Few mints in the world have attempted Incuse striking as the unique and unusual format makes them more challenging to strike and, thus, highly unusual to come by.

And all of this is before mentioning the coin has been struck from three full ounces of 999/1000 Fine Silver and measures a substantial 50mm in diameter.

2. The edition limit

This is simple. The coin is limited to just 500 pieces worldwide but due to the incredibly high level of demand – and it’s not hard to see why – we have just 6 of these coins remaining, which will not be enough to meet demand.

3. Subject and design

This coin marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s expedition to Australia and the Pacific, a journey of discovery, the legacies of which are still felt to this day in early records of the people, places and plants that shaped the way we see the world.

As i mentioned, when all three elements of a coin are right, you just can’t go wrong. And demand is sure to exceed availability. Especially when a strike of just 500 coins have been authorised for release and we have just 50 for UK collectors.

And that’s before you consider the design…

The reverse depicts a detailed image of Cook himself holding a sexton instrument – one of the only means of measuring distances at the time – along with compass and HMS Endeavor, while the special obverse design resembles Captain Cook’s own compass used during the expedition.

Whilst it’s easy to sing the praises of every new coin, this one REALLY DOES tick all three key collecting boxes.

Secure yours today for a deposit of just £29.50

We have JUST 6 coins available for UK collectors and you can reserve yours now for a down payment of just £29.50 – just tick the instalment option at checkout.

Don’t miss the boat – order yours today by clicking the ‘Add to basket’ button as tomorrow could be too late.

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Price £295.00 (+ £4.99 p&p)


  • Country of Issue: Soloman Islands
  • Year of Issue: 2020
  • Coin Diameter: 50mm
  • Coin Weight: 3oz
  • Obverse: QEII
  • Reverse: Captain Cook and translucent 'ocean' enamel
  • Metal: .999 silver
  • Finish: Antique
  • Edition limit: 500

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