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    1772 Captain Cook, XF
    Betts-552, Bronze

    Betts-552. 1772 Captain Cook. Bronze. XF. 44.2 mm, 39.4 gm. Obverse signed by Barnet. Famous British explorer Captain James Cook (1728-79), was also a navigator, cartographer, and Royal Navy captain. Among his lesser-known accomplishments, Cook drew detailed maps of Newfoundland. A fight with Hawaiians during his third voyage to the Pacific resulted in his death. A beautifully preserved example struck in bronze, this medal displays pleasing mahogany color, with areas of rich orange color framing portions of the design. Aside from a rim tick near 7 o'clock on the obverse, there are no marks worthy of mention.
    Ex: Sotheby's (9/1988), lot 692; Lucien M. LaRiviere Collection, Part II (Bowers and Merena, 3/2001), lot 2132.
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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