Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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Voyages into History - Masterpieces in Silver
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
British sailing ship, "HMB Endeavour"
HM BARK ENDEAVOUR
VOYAGES INTO HISTORY
© Mike Bentley
The Royal Australian Mint issued in 2002 a Voyages into History Masterpieces in Silver Proof $5 Dollars, Four Coin Set with reverse designs paying tribute to four of the European vessels that were to sail the waters of "The Great South Land" long before the days of steam
This coin depicts the British sailing ship "Endeavour" a tiny re-fitted collier from Whitby in Yorkshire. Under the command of Captain James Cook, the "Endeavour" was sailed into history around the world on a voyage of discovery during 1769 - 1771. James Cook claimed the "Great Southern Land" for Britain and mapped almost the entire east coast of Australia as part of his voyage.
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