James Cook – K110 American Bi-centennial Commemorative Society


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).


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.


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.