A 1oz silver proof coin will be issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the relocation of Cooks’ cottage from Great Ayton, Yorkshire to Melbourne. On the coin it is called Cooks’ Cottage. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint of Western Australia from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. Some 5000 sets have been minted.
Coin’s minimum gross weight (gm) 31.135
Coin’s maximum dimensions (mm) 33.20 x 33.20
Coin’s maximum thickness (mm) 4.00
Each coin is housed in a timber presentation case accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The obverse portrays the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The reverse depicts the cottage with, in front of it, a coloured portrait of Cook based on the portrait by Nathaniel Dance.
Originally published in Cook's Log, page 36, volume 32, number 4 (2009).