2020 $2 Voyage of Discovery Endeavour 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin
A special coin release, accompanying the two precious metal beauties at left, this new two ounce behemoth also possesses on very special feature... a spinning ship’s wheel set into its centre! Reaching the east coast of Australia at Point Hicks on 20 April 1770, the Endeavour then sailed north, and Cook charted the East coast of Australia. Making first landfall at a wide, shallow bay south of present-day Sydney on 29 April 1770, Cook’s naturalist Joseph Banks, recorded so many previously unknown botanical specimens at this location that the area was named ‘Botany Bay’. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of this sea-faring achievement, The Perth Mint’s 2oz silver coin release features various maritime motifs around its 45.5mm ring-shaped design. Completed by the spinning ship’s wheel in the centre, this is a fun, and exclusive - only 1770 will be released - collector coin.