1970 Captain James Cook National Trust of Australia Victoria Medal in Silver
Designed by Andor Meszaros and struck by Stokes Ltd. 52 millimetres diameter. This example struck in silver of which there were 300 minted. Carlisle reference c1970/32. Housed in a red textured box with blue velour lining. Inside the lid is printed “STOKES (A’ASIA) LTD. Melbourne, Australia Estb. 1856”
The obverse of the medal depicts James Cook and a helmsman at the ships wheel. It reads James Cook 1770 1970 along with ANDOR Meszaros and Stokes Melb. The reverse legend reads NATIONAL TRUST AUSTRALIA VICTORIA with a compass behind a heraldic protective bird (the National Trust’s emblem).
The obverse is hallmarked STG SIL. This medal weighs 84.07g.