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Captain Cook
« on: February 17, 2017, 09:12:20 AM »
Captain Cook, the British naval officer and scientific explorer, has been featured on coins, stamps, and banknotes of Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, who all benefited from his discoveries and claims of sovereignty.

New Zealand featured Cook prominently on it's currency for 27 years, beginning with their Centennial celebrations in 1940.  The design shows Captain Cook on the face, and his ship HMS Endeavour on the reverse, as it sails the waters around the North Island of the country in the 1780s. 

The notes of this design were issued in denominations of Ten Shillings, and One, Five, Ten, and Fifty Pounds.  Each denomination has a variation of the Cook design theme, featuring Captain Cook's portrait on the face, and Centennial events or scenery on the reverse.