Sir Charles Kingsford Smith

Tuvalu 2010 - $1 - Sir Charles Kingsford Smith - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 5.000 of these special coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.
$104.13

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Country Tuvalu
Year 2010
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40,6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $104.13
Coin Story

Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith MC, AFC (9 February 1897 – 8 November 1935), often called by his nickname Smithy, was an early Australian aviator. In 1928, he earned global fame when he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. He also made the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flights between Australia and New Zealand, and the first eastward Pacific crossing from Australia to the United States. He also made a flight from Australia to London, setting a new record of 10.5 days.

Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse portrays coloured representations of ‘Smithy’ and Southern Cross, the Fokker Trimotor he piloted during the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia in 1928. With many great flying feats to his name, Kingsford Smith and co-pilot Tommy Pethybridge vanished near Burma in November 1935 while attempting to break the England-Australia speed record.

Obverse Design

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2010 year-date.

Packaging

The Sir Charles Kingsford Smith silver coin is housed in a timber presentation case accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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