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2 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Captain Cook and the HMS Resolution - Mintage: 4,000 (2018)

2 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Captain Cook and the HMS Resolution - Mintage: 4,000 (2018)

$189.95 CAD
Mintage: 4,000
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Full gold plating on your pure silver coin! Order today!

After exploring the South Pacific and crossing the Antarctic Circle in his first two voyages, Captain James Cook (1728-1779) turned his attention to the north for his third epic voyage, setting sail for the fabled Northwest Passage—a quest that brought his expedition to our western shores in 1778. Your gold-plated coin commemorates Cook’s historic arrival on the west coast of present-day Vancouver Island, near Yuquot, the summer home of the Mowachhat people. Rich in detail, your intricately engraved coin depicts HMS Resolution from the viewpoint of the native people who greeted and traded with the two-ship expedition that left an indelible impact on Canada’s early history.

Commemorates the 240th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s arrival at Nootka Sound! Order today!

Special features:
  • A HISTORIC MEETING OF CULTURES! Your gold-plated 99.99% pure silver coin is a special commemoration of the 240th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s arrival at Nootka Sound—a historic meeting of cultures that left an indelible imprint on our history!
  • FULLY GOLD PLATED! Pure gold plating transforms your 99.99% pure silver coin by giving it a rich golden hue that enhances the intricately engraved design, featuring multiple finishes!
  • STEP INTO THE PAST! The design draws you deeper into the scene by presenting the HMS Resolution from the perspective of those seated or standing in the dugout canoe.
  • ADDED EMPHASIS ON CULTURE! The unique viewpoint also reflects the special significance of this historic event as a meeting of cultures, with added engraved details that pay tribute to the longstanding cultural traditions of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation.
  • DOUBLE DATED! Your coin includes the two dates of “1778-2018” to signify the 240th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s arrival at Nootka Sound!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 4,000 coins worldwide.
  • TWO OUNCES 99.99% PURE SILVER WITH GOLD PLATING! Your coin has no GST/HST.

Design:

Designed by Neil Hamelin, your coin depicts Captain Cook’s expedition sailing into Nootka Sound at the end of March 1778. Viewed from the ocean-going canoe in the foreground, HMS Resolution is a towering sight on the water, as the Mowachaht beach keeper and his companions are paddling out to greet the ship and its crew. Dressed in traditional clothing, the beach keeper stands with one arm raised while his right hand grips a paddle bearing a traditional motif. The reverse includes the engraved face value “30 DOLLARS” and the word “CANADA” and features a double date “1778-2018”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • During the Seven Years’ War, Cook produced a detailed map of the Saint Lawrence River. He also surveyed the coast of Newfoundland between 1762 and 1767.
  • George Vancouver served on HMS Discovery during Cook’s third voyage, and returned to Nootka Sound in 1792 while commanding his own expedition. During that voyage, he carefully mapped the coast of British Columbia, including the island that bears his name today.
  • International trade flourished at Nootka Sound after Cook’s expedition. Published accounts of his voyage brought Spanish naval vessels and British and American merchant ships to the region, to trade for sea otter pelts; a decade later, competing trade and territorial claims pushed Spain and Britain to the brink of war.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order today!

Reviews

Yes I would.

4

Another coin of great quality from the Mint.

Buster

Out there.

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Beautiful coin.

5

Gold plating and reasonable low mintage make this coin a pretty good value.

Mike B.

Ottawa, ON

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I would but it again

5

For my collection. Good detail. I don't see anything wrong with the coin

June bug

Callander Ontario Canada

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What a BEAUTY!

5

This is a real beauty! Very well worth the price. Good size and artwork on a stunning coin! Buy this one before it sells out!

DD

Toronto Ontario

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WOULD BUY AGAIN

5

VERY NICE COIN

jgthrift

CALGARY

This is an excellent and attractive item. I

5

I'm a collector

GK

Nl. Canada

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Looks nice!

4

Good display piece or good for a draywer to develop value?

Dungar

Kapuskasing, ON

Nice looking coin but a bit on pricey side

4

Nice size

Foxy

Holland,mb.

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i would buy other similar coins

5

I like the story it tells.

grpasmurf

montreal quebec

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Incredible quality of finish. Flawless

5

This is the most perfectly finished coin in my entire RCM collection (which is sizable). The strike is clear, and the plating is mirror smooth. It displays extremely well in my cabinet, with detail clearly visible with light from many different angles, and with the coin placed in any position. I am more than a little impressed with this, and would recommend it without hesitation to anyone who appreciates a very well designed and executed coin. I like it so much, I'm tempted to buy a second one...

Captain Mike

Ottawa, Ontario

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When will this coin be available? It is a gift for a friend in the Senate.

Tom

Hello Tom and thank you for asking. The 2 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Captain Cook and the HMS Resolution - Mintage: 4,000 (2018) is presently available. You may order online or call our Customer Solution Centre at 1-800-267-1871 to speak with a representative.

Chantal (Customer Service)

It seems the hand of Captain Cook is intertwined within the ships roping and cables , is this and oversight? Is there a meaning in there? Or the only way that the coin can be produced?

JustMe

Hello and thank you for your question, The hand of the Mowachaht beach keeper has been subtly engraved in front of the ropes. Thanks

Erica (Product Team)

Specifications

  • No.166967
  • Mintage4,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.69
  • Diameter (mm) 50
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value30 dollars
  • ArtistNeil Hamelin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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