In a recent issue of Cook’s Log,1 I asked for illustrations of the medals that are listed without images in Allan Klenman’s book “The Faces of Captain Cook: A record of the coins and medals of James Cook”. 2 My thanks to Phil Benjamin for supplying the four shown here. He is a member of the Australian Numismatic Society Queensland Branch.3
K58 was awarded to people as a prize for stamp exhibits at the Australian National Philatelic Exhibition, 1970.
K66 was issued by the Medical Benefits Fund of Australia Ltd, Sydney, for the Miss Blue Cross competition in 1970.
K68 was apparently created and issued by Alex Kolozsy, a Hungarian sculptor. In 1970 he produced a collection of gifts and souvenirs with small sculptured heads of Captain Cook.
K94 commemorates the Golden Jubilee of Parliament House, Canberra, which opened in 1927, and appears in the middle. On the left is the Captain James Cook Memorial fountain, opened in 1970. On the right is the USA memorial to servicemen of World War II.
Can anyone else help me with any of the other medals: K67, K70, K89A-B-C, K99, K106?
Originally published in Cook's Log, page 3, volume 44, number 1 (2021).
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