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1978 Samoa Charles Kingsford Smith Gold Proof $100 Tala Coin

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Commemorative issue: 50th Anniversary of the Transpacific Flight

OBVERSE
Design: National arms above value

Lettering:
“SAMOA I SISIFO” &”$ 100″

REVERSE
Design: Map of plane flying across Pacific Ocean, portrait of Charles Smith facing left above date and signature.

Lettering:
“FIRST PACIFIC FLIGHT”
“1928”
“HAWAII”
“SAMOA”
“FIJI”
“AUSTRALIA”
“N.Z.”
“C Kingsford Smith JB”
“1978”

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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