James Cook – K110 American Bi-centennial Commemorative Society

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Captain-James-Cook-Discovery-of-Hawaii-Bicentennial-Silver-Proof-medal-DCAM-/331336507232?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=YC0AifCINrVhh0QKMMhluN3u%252FWY%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

Unlisted in Medcalf and Russell. However, listed in Klenman as K110.

Image taken from The Faces of Captain Cook, by Allan Klenman (out of print and difficult to locate a copy).

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The mintage is high (~1,400), but remember that a set must be broken-up to obtain one. Issue was limted to membership.

Here is my previous blog about the Klenman book.

https://thehawaiiananumismatist.com/2014/01/16/the-face-of-captain-cook-a-record-of-the-coins-and-medals-of-james-cook/

There are other Captain Cook/Hawaii numismatic items listed in this book. As previously mentioned in my earlier blog, this book references the first edition of the Medcalf & Russell book.

Medcalf & Russell 2M-79 James Cook Medal

Medcalf & Russell lacked stating the mintage.

Also listed as FMR-E05 in my book, The Hawaiiana Numismatist’s Catalog of Franklin Mint Issues Relating to Hawaii. http://www.amazon.com/Hawaiiana-Numismatists-Catalog-Franklin-Relating/dp/1496144821/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408672878&sr=8-1&keywords=the+hawaiiana+numismatist

Mintage is finally stated as 2,216 in this book.

One of the overlooked items is that most specimens are taken out of its COA (yes the envelope reverse is a COA). It is very difficult to locate specimens intact in its original envelope.

The reason I am discussing this medal is that within a weeks time, I located two specimens and acquired  both for my collection. (I am both a postal cover collector and medal collector relating to Hawaii).  One is addressed to an US address and the other to a Canada address. I’ve been searching for intact specimens for the longest time and all of a sudden two appear for sale.

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