1978 Samoa Charles Kingsford Smith Gold Proof $100 Tala Coin
Commemorative issue: 50th Anniversary of the Transpacific Flight
Design: National arms above value
“SAMOA I SISIFO” &”$ 100″
Design: Map of plane flying across Pacific Ocean, portrait of Charles Smith facing left above date and signature.
“FIRST PACIFIC FLIGHT”
“C Kingsford Smith JB”
The first trans-pacific flight was made by Sir Charles Edward Kingston “Smithy” smith in 1928. The Australian aviator & his four man crew flew a total of 7,187 miles in their three-leg journey from Oakland, California to Brisbane, Australia. The Fokker mono-plane was named The Southern Cross. Smith also made the first non-stop air crossing of Australia, the first flights between Australia & new Zealand, the first eastward pacific crossing from Australia to the united states, & a 10.5 day record flight from Australia to London. Smith & his co-pilot disappeared over the Andaman sea in 1935 while attempting to break the England-Australia speed record.
Comes in plastic capsule with the original paper certificate
- Weight: 15.55g
- Purity: 0.917 Fine Gold | 22ct
- Date Manufactured: 1978
- Country: Samoa
- Monetary Denomination: 100 Tala
- Certified: Royal Australian Mint
- Mintage: 1500
- Edge: Reeded
- Type: Non-circulating Coin
- Engraver: James Berry
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