Coin, Netherlands, 1 Gulden, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh

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    Coin, Netherlands, 1 Gulden, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh

    1 gulden coin from Netherlands, 1931. One hundred and seventy-one (171) coins collected by Charles and Anne Lindbergh during their flights. Originally there were one hundred and eighty-four (184) but thirteen (13) were used in two (2) separate displays, see catalog number A20030078001 and A20030079033. Coins are from British West Africa, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, France, Great Britain, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Morocco, the Netherlands, Newfoundland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and the United States.

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    Coin, Netherlands, 1 Gulden, Lockheed Sirius "Tingmissartoq", Lindbergh

    1 gulden coin from Netherlands, 1931. One hundred and seventy-one (171) coins collected by Charles and Anne Lindbergh during their flights. Originally there were one hundred and eighty-four (184) but thirteen (13) were used in two (2) separate displays, see catalog number A20030078001 and A20030079033. Coins are from British West Africa, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, France, Great Britain, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Morocco, the Netherlands, Newfoundland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and the United States.

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These are a few of the coins Charles A. Lindbergh and his wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, collected during their 1931 flight to the Orient and 1933 flights across the North and South Atlantic. Although they collected souvenirs along the way, their two trans-global trips were more than just vacations. They were also significant survey flights which provided information for the planning of commercial air routes. Their 1931 trip to the Orient proved the viability of traveling from the West to the Far East via the Great Circle route to the North. Their 1933 trip across the North and South Atlantic revealed many of the difficulties of transatlantic air travel.