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1920
Bronze medal.
Obverse: Full length female figure preparing for flight. There appears the words "FERIAM SIDERA" and the year "MCMXX" (1920). There is also the name of the artist "M. DAMMANN".
Reverse: Group of storks and nest on a cliff top.
Circular: 3½" (90mm)
1920-10-20
Aero Club of America bronze Aviation Medal of Merit awarded of Capt. H.T. Douglas in 1920.
Obverse: Eagle in flight over globe and the words "Aero Club of America". Attached by ring and ribbon to pin-black shield on which appears "Aviation Medal of Merit".
Reverse: "AWARDED TO CAPTAIN HOWARD T. DOUGLAS FOR THE MERITORIOUS FLIGHT MINEOLA-ALASKA 9000 MILES 1920".
Circular: 1 5/16" (34mm) in diameter. Ribbon is deep red and 1½" (38m) wide.
Captain Dougals was the Advance Officer who prepared landing fields and made other necessary arrangements for the U. S. Army Air Service 4 plane round trip flight from New York to Nome, Alaska. He flew back to New York in place of the mechanic in one of the Haviland 2 place DH 4-B planes. The flight commenced at Mitchell Field, New York, on 7-15-20, arrived at Nome on 8-25-20, left Nome on 8-29 and arrived back at Mitchell Field on 10-20-20.
1922a
Silver color medal presented to members of F. A. I. attending a conference in Rome in 1922.
Obverse: Same as 26-, except that the initials F.A.N.I. appear over the head of the principal figure.
Reverse: Rome and the coliseum in the center and around it the words "ROMA 1922 CONFERENZA INTERNATIONALE DELLA F.A.I.".
Circular: 1 3/4" (45mm) in diameter.
1922b
Bronze medal with Spanish inscription.
Obverse: Garlanded border encloses legend "AVIACION 1921-1922 FOR LA PATRIA".
Reverse: Fanciful figure and several airplanes fly over a city which may be Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Rectangular: Maximum width is 1" (31mm) and maximum height is 1 1/16" (27mm). With domed top and link attachment.
1922c
Brass Portugese medal.
Obverse: Shows two men in cockpit and the date "1922" under the legend "POR ARES NUNCA D'ANTES NAVEGADOS". At extreme bottom, the name of the striker "Vicoso & Molatalia?".
Reverse: Shows sailing ship and the date "1500" under the legend "POR MARES NUNCA D'ANTES NAVEGADOS".
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter, with link attachment.
1923-6-23
Bronze plaque struck in France.
Obverse: Coat of arms with Latin inscription under the legend "LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE".
Reverse: Spray of leaves over the legend "WEEK END AERIEN / LE TOUQUET / 23-25 JUIN 1923".
Circular: Oblong, with semi-rounded top. Maximum height 2 11/16" (68mm) x 1 11/16" (43mm) width.
1924-10-12
Silver finish medal struck at Nuernburg, Germany, to commemorate the trans-Atlantic delivery of the LZ126 to the U.S.A.
Obverse: Full face bust and the name "DR. HUGO ECKNER".
Reverse: a Zeppelin in flight over a city surrounded by the words "AMERIKAKAHRT DES LZ126 (ZRIII) 1924" (Flight to America in the LZ126). At the bottom, "12 X 6:35 ABFAHRT FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, 3:30 EUROPA VERLASSEN, 13 X 3:35 AZORENINSEL FAYEL, 14 X 12:00 SABLE ISLAND, 15 X 10:00 BOSTON, 1:29 NEW YORK, 3:11 LAKEHURST". The name of the artist, "LAUER", also appears.
Circular: 1 5/16" (34mm) in diameter.
The LZ126 was the Zeppelin constructed for the U.S. as partial payment for wartime damage caused by Germany. It was begun in 1921 and completed in September 1924. Delivery to Lakehurst was made by Dr. Eckner. The craft was the 126th Zeppelin built and was known as the LZ126 to its builders. The U.S. Navy, to whom the ship was delivered, called it the ZR III (Zeppelin Rigid 3) and, later, the Los Angeles, after the angels of peace.
1924-10-12a
Silver medal commemorating the flight of the Zr III (LZ126) from Friedrichshafen, Germany, to Lakehurst, New Jersey, October 12-15, 1924.
Obverse: In the center is the Zeppelin and the date "1924" and a sailing vessel (probably the Santa Maia) and the date "1492". Around the edge are the words "ERINNER UNG AN ZRIII OZEAN FAHRT" (In memory of the ocean flight of ZRIII).
Reverse: A male figure and the German eagle on a globe showing the route and indicating Friedrichshafen and New York by their abbreviations. Around the globe are the words "IN 60 STUNDEN" (In 60 hours). On the top border are the words "DEUTSCHE TATKRAFT" ( German energy). Also shows the name of the artist, "K. GOETZ".
Circular: 1 5/16" (33mm) in diameter.
1924-10-12b
Uniface bronze plaque honoring Dr. Eckner.
Obverse: Profile to the left over the legend "DER FUHRER DES Z.R. III DR. HUGO ECKNER 12-5 X 1924".
Reverse: Blank.
Circular: 1 7/8 x 2½" (48 x 65mm).
This plaque honored Dr. Eckner for commanding the LZIII on its delivery flight across the North Atlantic to Lakehurst, New Jersey.
1924-10-12c
Silver medal struck in Germany in 1965 in honor of the Zeppelin ZR III (later named the Los Angeles).
Obverse: Profile facing right and the name "FERDINAND GRAF VON ZEPPELIN". Also shows the name of the artist "HOLL".
Reverse: Zeppelin in flight over detailed New York City skyline. At the top, the Zeppelin's U.S.A. designation "ZR III" and at the bottom, the date "1924". On the rim, the silver quality designation "1000".
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter.
See 1924-10-12 for details. 2nd copy in 40mm size. This medal was also made in other sizes and with other metals.
1924-11-24
Bronze medal commemorating first flight from Amsterdam to Dutch East Indies.
Obverse: Fokker VIII flight over Amsterdam and the date of departure "l Oct. 1924". Around the border are the names of the crew: " A.N.J. THOMASSEN A THUSSINK VAN DER HOOP, H. VAN WEERDEN-POELMAN, P.A. VA DEN BROEKE". 
Reverse: Eagle in flight over Batavia and the date of arrival "24 NOV. 1924". Around the border, the words "MOED" (courage) - "DUFT" (darling) and "VOLHARDING" (perseverance).
Circular: 1 7/8" (47mm) in diameter.
This pioneer flight was commanded by Van Der Hoop, a KLM pilot. The artist, whose name does not appear on the medal, is E. Huttle.
1925
Bronze medal commemorating first flight from Japan to Europe.
Obverse: Planes in foreground and background in flight over sea and a rising sun. Japanese words at top and bottom.
Reverse: Map indicating route flown and the English words "IN MEMORY OF THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT TO EUROPE- 1925". There is also an inscription in Japanese.
Circular: 2" (61mm) in diameter.
1925-2-12
Bronze medal struck for first aerial link between Belgium and the Belgian Congo.
Obverse: Draped Belgian woman holds hand of native woman as they bridge "Belgique" and the "CONGO". At the top is a twin engine transport in flight. At lower left, the legend "EDMOND THIEFFRY A REALISE LA 1st LIASON AERIENNE BELGIQUE CONGO". In the exergue, the date "Le12 Fevrier 1925". Also shows faintly the name of the artist.
Reverse: Pictures native village at left and part of Brussels at right. At the base are the Belgian and Congolese emblems.
Circular: 2 3/4" (70mm) in diameter.
1925-9
Silver color plaque given by the Czech Aeroclub to those attending the International Aeronautic Federation Convention at Prague in September 1925.
Obverse: Monoplane in flight over a marked route. In border at top, the words "F.A.I. KONFERENCE V PRAZE 1925". In border at bottom, the inscribed name "SIDNEY B. VEIT".
Reverse: Airman standing in front of four biplanes and hangers. At bottom right, the name of the artist "J. Slama". In border at top, the words "AEROKLUB REPUBLIKY" and at bottom "CESKOSLOVENSKE".
Rectangular: 2 15/16 x 1 3/4" (75 x 45mm).
Twenty-seven states were represented at the convention.
1926
Silver color medal presented to the members of the F.A.I. attending a conference in Rome in 1926.
Obverse: Winged female figure in flight over the Mediterranean flanked by airplanes and a balloon. There is a border of laurel leaves. At the lower left is the name of the artist, " S. Johnson".
Reverse: Eagle in flight under Aero-club monogram and over the name "Aero Club D' Italia". Below in a scroll appears "F.A.I. CONFERENZA DI ROMA 1926".
Circular: 1 3/4" (45mm) in diameter.
100 pieces were struck for the members of the conference.
1926a
Bronze medal struck in connection with Swiss air circuit competition.
Obverse: Parasol monoplane, with Swiss emblem, in flight over the Alps. Also shows the name of the artist "Huguenin".
Reverse: Over a branch, the words "STAFETTENWETTFLUG" and the route covered "THUN - BASEL - GENEVE - THUN 1926"
Circular: 1 9/16" (40mm) in diameter.
1926b
Bronze plaque issued by Royal Aero Club of Belgium for participant in 1926 Ostend meet.
Obverse: Eagles on crag looking up at early vintage airplane in flight. Also shows name of artist "E. Blin".
Reverse: "AERO CLUB ROYAL DE BELGIUM" and its crown emblem above a shield carrying the legend "RALLTE AERIEN OSTENDE 1926".
Rectangular: 1 13/16 x 2½" (41 x 67mm).
(Similar but not the same as 1911)
1926-2-10
Silver medal commemorating 1926 flight across South Atlantic.
Obverse: Three shields and laurel leaves.
Reverse: Laurel wreath and legend "A RAMON FRANCO JULIO RUIZ DE ALDA, JUAN MANUAL DURAN, PABLO RADA - LA PROVENCIA DE BUENOS AIRES 1926" superimposed on route line connecting Spain and Argentina. Also, in small letters at the bottom "COTTUZO Y PIANO".
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter,
On 1/22/26, a Dornier Wahl flying boat, named PLUS ULTRA, built in Italy under license from Germany, took off from Palos de Moguer, Spain for an east-west crossing of the South Atlantic. Its crew were Spanish, Major Franco in command with Captain de Aldo and Lt. Duran and mechanic senior Rada. After various stops, the ship reached its destination, Buenos Aires, on 2-10-1926.
1926-2-10a
Gilt bronze medal struck for Franco's flight from Spain to Argentina.
Obverse: Shows portrait, propeller, ships at sea, Neptune, a flying boat, and the words"PALOS DE MOGUR" and "B.AIRE". Also "1926 ROSARIO".
Reverse: Shows map of flight and the coats of arms of Spain and Argentina. Also shows names of crew members.
Circular: 1 1/8" (28mm)in diameter, with integral holed suspension triangle.
On 1/22/26, a Dornier Wahl flying Boat, PLUS ULTRA, took off from Palos de Moguer, Spain, and flew to Buenos Aires, which it reached on 2/10/26. The pilots were Ramon Franco, brother of the Spanish leader, and Ruiz de Alda, and Duran and Rada as the other crew members. Spain honored this flight by issuing a special AVION PLUS ULTRA postage stamp.
1926-3-16
Bronze medal honoring Robert H. Goddard, America's pioneer in the field of rocket propulsion.
Obverse: Profile bust facing right, encircled by the information "ROBERT HUTCHING GODDARD 1882-1945". At the bottom of the bust is the name of the artist "E. VON HEBEL".
Reverse: In the center is a sketch of Goddard's "FIRST ROCKET MARCH 16 / 1926". Surrounding the model is a quotation "THE DREAM OF YESTERDAY/ IS THE HOPE OF TODAY / AND THE REALITY OF TOMORROW" and the signature "ROBERT H. GODDARD". Around the perimeter is the legend "IN HONOR OF ROBERT H. GODDARD BY ACT OF CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN, 1959 IN RECOGNITION OF HIS PIONEERING RESEARCH IN ROCKET PROPULSION".
Circular: 2 3/4" (70mm) in diameter.
By joint resolution, approved 9-16-59, congress authorized a gold medal to be presented to Goddard's family, and bronze replicas to be produced for public sale. The incident commemorated is Goddard's demonstration of the practicability of rockets with the first liquid fuel rocket flight at Auburn, Mass. The rocket traveled 184 feet in 2.5 seconds.
1926-3-16a
First medal (sterling silver) in the Franklin Mint "AMERICA IN SPACE" series honoring Dr. Goddard.
Obverse: In center, full face head and the original liquid rocket and stand. Under the stand in small letters is the name "ROBERT H. GODDARD". Around the perimeter the legend "AMERICA'S FIRST SUCCESSFUL ROCKET LAUNCH - THE GODDARD ROCKET".
Reverse: "MARCH 16, 1926, ROBERT GODDARD / LAUNCHED AMERICA'S FIRST LIQUID FUEL / ROCKET AT AUBURN, MASSACHUSETTS, A / FLIGHT WHICH LASTED 2 ½ SECONDS, / FLEW A DISTANCE OF 184 FEET / AND REACHED AN ALTITUDE / OF 41 FEET". At the bottom, the personal mark of the sculptor Gilroy Roberts.
Circular: 1½" (38mm) in diameter.
One was struck in platinum, 20,377 in silver, and 7,303 in Franklin bronze.
1926-5-9
Bronze medal commemorating Admiral's Byrd's flights over the North and South poles.
Obverse: eagle perched over the cockpit of tri-motor plane of skiis, depicting flight over the mountains. Shows name of artist, "Kilenyi".
Reverse: Profile of Byrd over the legend "Commemorating the Conquest of the Poles by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd and this associated presented by the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America" and over a globe shows the North Pole and the date May 9, 1926, and the South pole and the date November 29, 1929.
Circular: 3 1/4" (82mm) in diameter, Made by Whitehead-Hoag.
Admiral Byrd was the first to fly over the North Pole in an airplane. On May 9, 1926, with Floyd Bennet as pilot, he flew over the North Pole, departing from and returning to Kings Bay, Spitzbeergen: a total of 1360 miles in 15 ½ hours. He and Bennett ware awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for the achievement.
1926-5-9a
Bronze medal struck for the Wright Aeronautical Corporation in honor of Byrd's first North Pole flight.
Obverse: Plane in flight over the North Pole with dog team in background.
Reverse: Partial globe indicating route traveled with front view of radical engine at the bottom. Around the border are the words: "WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL CORPORATION. COMMEMORATING THE FIRST NORTH POLE FLIGHT, BY LT. COMM. RICHARD E. BYRD, MAY 9, 1926".
Circular: 4" (102mm) in diameter.
See 1926-5-9
1926-5-9b
Sterling silver proof medal privately struck for members of the National Commemorative Society, in honor of Richard E. Byrd.
Obverse: In the center, Byrd's profile head in an arctic neck piece and a small U.S. flag. At the top, the name "RICHARD BYRD". At the bottom, the dates of his birth and death "1888-1957" and in small letters "ABR. B." -initials of the sculptor Abram Belskie.
Reverse: Shows a tri-motor plane on floats, in the air over mountains and some penguins. At the top, the legend: "FIRST PERSON TO FLY OVER / BOTH THE NORTH AD SOUTH POLES". At the bottom the information: "AWARDED CONGRESSIONAL / MEDAL OF HONOR / FEBRUARY 26, 1927".
Circular: 1½" (38mm) in diameter. The rim is milled and bears a serial number. There is a bending around the perimeter on each side.
1926-5-12a
Bronze medal honoring the polar explorer Amundsen.
Obverse: The semi-rigid dirigible bearing the name "NORGE" in flight over a representation of the North Pole and the top of the earth. Route of the Norge in its flight over the pole is also shown. In a band around the perimeter is the legend "AWARDED BY THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ROALD AMUNDSEN". Also shows the name of the artist "A. PIETZ".
Reverse: Woman's head and hands over the top of the globe. In a band around the perimeter, the legend "FOR HIS COURAGE, SAGACITY AND PERSEVERENCE IN THE TRANSPOLAR FLIGHT IN THE DIRIGIBLE NORGE MAY 1926". Also shows the name "SINNOCK".
Circular: 3" (76mm) in diameter.
This flight is known in the history of polar expeditions as the "AMUNDSEN-ELLSWORTH NOBLIE TRANSPOLAR FLIGHT". Amundsen initiated the flight, Lincoln Ellsworth backed it, and General Unberto Nobile commanded the Italian built Norge. The Norge left Kings Bay in the Spitzbergen Islands at 9:50 a.m. on May 11, passed over the North Pole at 1:30 a.m. on May 12 and landed at Teller in Alaska at 7:30 on May 14 - a flight of 70 hours and 40 minutes. Amundsen was lost in 1928 when, in a flying boat, he joined in the effort to rescue Nobile's party, which crashed on the polar flight of the airship Italia.
1926-5-12
Aluminum token commemorating the opening of NAT's air mail carriage between Chicago, Illinois, and Dallas, Texas.
Obverse: Curtiss Carrier Pigeon, with Liberty XII engine, in flight.
Reverse: Date in center "May 12, 1926" surrounded by the words "Air Mail St. Joseph, Mo." 
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter.
National Air Transport, Inc., the first large air transportation company in the U.S., won the air mail contract Chicago to Dallas via 8 other cities, including St. Joseph, Mo. It began mail carriage May 12, 1926. Its engine overhaul facilities were located in St. Joseph.
1926-9-4
Sterling silver medal with round link attachment at top struck in U.S.A.
Obverse: Nude male figure holding a plane in each hand. A winged dragon and an engine and propeller are behind his legs. Also shows the words "GLORIAE VOLANDI".
Reverse: A scroll with torches at side, Independence Hall at the top and the Liberty Bell at the bottom with the dates "1776 1926" the scroll reads: "NATIONAL AIR RACES 1926 AWARDED TO HENRY O. KUMPF FOR VALUABLE SERVICES TO THE DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS. SESQUI-CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION PHILADELPHIA".
Circular: 1½" (37mm) in diameter.
As part of Philadelphia's Sesqui-Centennial Exposition in 1926, there was an exhibition of historical aircraft and the National Air Races were held in Philadelphia from Sept. 4th to 11th.
1927
Bronze medal commemorating the first round trip passenger flight between the Netherlands and Indonesia.
Obverse: Eagle on a perch facing left. Also shows intertwined initials "CHJ".
Reverse: Contains legend "TER HERRINNERING AAN DE EERSTE PASSAGIERSVLUCHT VAN NEDERLAND NAAR NED INDIE EN TERUG 1927" (Commemorating the first passenger flight from Holland to the Dutch East Indies).
Circular: 4 7/16" (112mm) in diameter.
1927a
Bronze medal commemorating the first mail flight from the Netherlands to Indonesia.
Obverse: Fanciful bird in flight to right, over the words "DE POSTRUIF" (carrier pigeon). Also shows intertwined initials "CHJ".
Reverse: Contains legend "1927 TERHER INNERING AANDE 1ste POST VLUCHT VAN NEDERLAND NAAR NED INDIE" (Commemorating the first mail flight from Holland to the Dutch East Indies.)
Circular: 4 9/16" (115mm) in diameter.
1927b
Silver color medal struck in Denmark in 1927.
Obverse: Shows large single engine low wing monoplane (probably a Junkers) in flight.
Reverse: Bird in flight at top with crossed branches at the bottom. Legend reads "INTERNATIONAL LUFTFARTS UDSTILLING KOBENHAVN 1927".
Circular: 1" (34mm) in diameter.
1927-5-20
Gold finished bronze medal struck by Act of the U.S. Congress to commemorate Lindbergh's services to aviation.
Obverse: Profile bust of Lindbergh. His name is at the top and below are the words "Medal of the Congress  United States of America". "Act May, 4 1928" also appears as does the name of the sculptor "Laura Gardin Fraser".
Reverse: Shows a bird in flight against a background of stars, clouds, the sun's rays and the horizon.
Circular: 2 3/4" (68mm) in diameter.
Lindbergh's non-stop flight from New York to Paris, on May 20-21, 1927, was followed in short order by an air tour to 75 cities in the U.S. for promotion of Aeronautics and a goodwill aerial flight to Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies.
1927-5-20a
Bronze medal commemorating Lindbergh's non-stop New York to Paris flight in May 1927.
Obverse: Bust profile surrounded by the words "COL. CHARLES A. LINDBERGH - THE CONQUEROR OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN".
Reverse: Sketch of a fanciful royal flying bird and in large units the date "MAY 21, 1927" (the date of his arrival in Paris).
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter. On rim "SILVER".
Lindbergh made his flight from Roosevelt Field , New York to Le Bourget, Paris in the "Spirit of St. Louis", a Ryan monoplane with a Wright-Whirlwind engine. Millions of words have been written about this flight: the best account is Lindbergh's own in The Spirit of St. Louis. (Scribners, 1953).
1927-5-20b
Bronze medal struck to commemorate Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris in may, 1927.
Obverse: Sketch of Lindbergh's monoplane flying over a globe representation of his route. A cherub's mouth blows a favoring wind. Under the plane are the words "PER ASPERA AD ASTRA" (By hope to the stars).
Reverse: Army wings over the words "COMMEMORATING FIRST NON-STOP NEW YORK TO PARIS FLIGHT BY CAPT. CHARLES A. LINDBERGH MAY 20-21, 1927. AERONAUTICAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE".
Octagonal: 3 ½ x 2½" chamfered " from the four sides. 
See 1927-5-20a for details of flight. 1500 copies were struck based on a design by John Gregory. The original was in gold.
1927-5-20c
Gold finish medal commemorating Lindbergh's non-stop New York to Paris flight in May 1927.
Obverse: Full face bust head of Lindbergh surrounded by his name "CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH".
Reverse: Figures of death, an eagle, a female figure and a head blowing a wind. Words "LONE EAGLE" are discernible around the upper portion.
Circular: 2 7/8" (74mm) in diameter.
The artist, whose name does not appear on the medal, was Frederick MacMonnies. The medal was struck in 1931 for distribution to members of The Society of Medalists and represented the fourth annual issue of a medal to them. See 1927- 5-20a for details of flight.
1927-5-20d
Bronze medal struck to commemorate Lindbergh's non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris.
Obverse: Right profile in relief surrounded by name "Charles A. Lindbergh". Below is the name of the artist "E. Blin".
Reverse: Lindbergh's plane in flight over the hand held torch of the statue of Liberty. Inscription reads "SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS NEW YORK MAY 20 1927 PARIS MAY 21, 1927 IN THIRTY THREE HOURS THIRTY MINUTES". There also appears "E. BLIN SCULPTUR H. TETERGER EDITEUR".
Circular: 2" (67mm) in diameter.
This medal was listed as item 1652 in Maggs Bros. catalogue 619, issued in 1936. See 1927-5-20a for details of the flight.
1927-5-20e
Bronze medal struck to record Lindbergh's non stop flight from New York to Paris May 20-21, 1927.
Obverse: Right profile, slightly 3/4 view, of Lindbergh, surrounded by the words "CHARLES A. LINDBERGH NEW YORK PARIS". Below appear the words "AETATIS SUAE XXV" (his age 25) and the name of the artist "G.P. Prudhomme". 
Reverse: Route is shown on a map of the earth encircled by the phrase "ALARUM REMIGIO IUNCTA PRIMUM OCEANI LITTORA MCMXXVII" (the shores of the oceans are joined for the first time by pilot's wings).
Circular: 2 11/16" (68mm) in diameter.
Item 1651 in the Maggs. Bros. Catalogue 610 issued in 1936. See 1927-5-20a for details of the flight.
1927-5-20f
Silver-like token issued for general sale shortly after Lindbergh's New York to Paris flight.
Obverse: Profile with dates May 20th may 21 1927, surrounded by words "CAPT. CHARLES A. LINDBERGH. FIRST NON-STOP FLIGHT NEW YORK TO PARIS".
Reverse: Plane and its name "THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS" over a four-leaf clover, a U.S. shield and a horseshoe. Around upper portion are the words "LUCKY LINDBERGH COIN".
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter.
Also in brass finish.
1927-5-20g
Bronze medal commemorating Lindbergh's non-stop flight from New York to Paris.
Obverse: Bust of the pilot and the words "The American Eagle Charles Lindbergh New York to Paris 33 ½ hours. May 20-21, 1927".
Reverse: Blank.
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter. Made by Medallic Art Co. NY.
1927-5-20h
Bronze medal commemorating Lindbergh's non-stop flight from New York to Paris.
Obverse: Female figure holding U.S. shield and fleur de lis, between Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, with the Spirit of St. Louis flying overhead. Also shows name of artist "Kilenyi".
Reverse: The Ryan monoplane in flight over a section of the globe. Below are the words "COMMEMORATING THE FIRST NEW YORK-PARIS FLIGHT BY CAPT. CHARLES A. LINDBERGH 'SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS' NEW YORK MAY 20TH PARIS MAY 21 1927".
Circular: 3 1/4" (83mm) in diameter. One copy is marked "SAMPLE" on rim and is in perfect condition.
This is the bronze edition of a gold medal presented to Lindbergh by the city of St. Louis.
1927-5-20i
Bronze medal commemorating Lindbergh's non-stop New York to Paris flight.
Obverse: 3/4 view bust with the name "C. Lindbergh" over the words "New York to Paris in 33 ½ hours May 20-21 1927".
Reverse: Plane flying over a section of ocean framed in a pair of wings. Around the border appears "New York to Paris 1927".
Circular: 2 3/4" (69mm) in diameter. " MEDALLIC ARTS CO. NY" on rim.
1927-5-20j
Bronze medal commemorating Lindbergh's non-stop New York to Paris flight.
Obverse: Profile and the name " COLONEL CHARLES A. LINDBERGH". Also shows copyright symbol and the name of the sculptor "A. Pietz".
Reverse: Eagle in flight over water and the legend "FIRST SUSTAINED FLIGHT NEW YORK-PARIS MAY 20, 1927".
Circular: 2½" (63mm) in diameter.
Same medal in silver finish metal. Also in smaller size, golden bronze, 1 1/8" in diameter.
1927-5-20k
Plaque struck in Belgium in honor of Lindbergh's New York to Paris flight.
Obverse Profile over the name Charles Lindbergh; also shows name of artist (undecipherable).
Reverse: Front of plane in flight, bearing the name "SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS"
Rectangular: 1½" x 2 7/16" (38 x 62mm).
See 1927-5-20a for details on flight.
1927-5-20l
Brass commercial "LUCKY LINDY" medal.
Obverse: Poorly designed and executed profile facing right. Beneath, the name "LUCKY LINDY" and above, the legend "OUR DEPENDABLE INSURANCE RINGS LUCK".
Reverse: Trademark and name "MICHIGAN MUTUAL LIABILITY COMPANY" and the legend "PREFERRED PROTECTION FOR MAN AND MOTOR".
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter.
1927-5-20m
Brass commercial "LUCKY LINDY" medal.
Obverse: Poorly designed and executed profile facing right over the words "LUCKY LINDY".
Reverse: Biplane in flight under the legend "YOU CONTRIBUTION WILL HELP BUILD ELGIN'S AIRPORT".
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter.
1927-5-20n 
Silver medal struck for Lindbergh's New York to Paris flight.
Obverse: Lindbergh's plane, the Spirit of St. Louis, bridges the gap between the pictured Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Across the top of the wing is the legend "NEW YORK TO PARIS".
Reverse: Blank.
Shape: Irregular bell-shape 1 x 1½" (35 x 38mm) with lug suspender at top.
1927-5-20o
Sterling Silver medal commemorating Lindbergh's New York to Paris flight.
Obverse: In the center, a profile of the pilot facing left against the background of this plane. Around the perimeter "CHARLES A. LINDBERGH * THE SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS". Under the profile appears the name of the artist "H.A. BECKER".
Reverse: Shows the plane in flight against the rising sun between the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Around the upper perimeter, the legend, "IN HONOR OF THE FIRST FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS". At the bottom are the dates of the flight "MAY 20TH-21ST / 1927" and the information "H.A. BECKER NCS 1966".
Circular: 1½" (38mm) in diameter, with milled rim. The rim also shows the NCS membership # "0658".
Herman A. Becker is a German born U.S. citizen and a highly regarded sculptor. This is the 26th in a series of commemorative medals struck for the members of the National Commemorative Society. There are 5,252 memberships and one medal is struck for each member at the original subscription price of $6.00. Membership is closed and the memberships and the medals issued sell at substantial premiums.
1927-5-20p
Bronze medal advertising token.
Obverse: Spirit of St. Louis in flight over the ocean, bordered by the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Around the perimeter is the legend "LINDY'S GOOD LUCK TOKEN MAY 21ST 1927".
Reverse: In the center, what is probably a trademark , consisting of a horseshoe, a wishbone and a four-leaf clover. Around the perimeter are spaced the words "HEALTH WEALTH HAPPINESS".
Circular: 1" (25mm) in diameter.
1927-5-20q
Silver medal struck for Ryan's 40th anniversary..
Obverse: In center, a representation of Charles A. Lindbergh's plane in flight over Paris. In a panel around the perimeter, the legend "RYAN SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS" "1927-1967".
Reverse: Representation of three current craft and around them the legend RYAN AERONAUTICAL COMPANY. 40 YEARS OF AEROSPACE FIRSTS".
Circular: 1½" (38mm) in diameter. On the rim: "MEDALLIC ART CO NY FINE SILVER" and the serial number "81".
Ryan was just starting in business when Lindbergh's successful New York to Paris flight in a Ryan designed and built plane catapulted Ryan into prominence.
1927-5-20r
Aluminum medal commemorating Lindbergh's and Chamberlin's Trans-Atlantic flights.
Obverse: Shows a plane approaching the Statue of Liberty whose arms are outstretched, and carries the information "LINDBERGH / WELCOME / HOME/ COLONEL / NEW YORK-PARIS / 33hrs. / MAY 20-21, 1927".
Reverse: Shows the "BELLANCA" Columbia in flight and the information "NEW YORK-BERLIN / 42 HOURS / WIE GEHTS / CHAMBERLIN / JUNE 4-7, 1927".
Circular: 1 3/16" (31mm) in diameter.
See also Chamberlin 1927-6-4
1927-5-20s
Brass advertising medal distributed by an auto manufacturer.
Obverse: Shows Spirit of St. Louis over the ocean, with the Statue of Liberty at the left and the Eiffel Tower at the right. Around the perimeter at the top "MEDAL OF HONOR" and at the bottom "WILLYS-OVERLAND INC.".
Reverse: "WHIPPET / JUBILEE / TRANS-ATLANTIC / FLIGHT / JULY-AUG. / 1927."
Circular: 1 3/16" (30mm) in diameter.
1927-5-20t
Gold plated badge medal commemorating the New York City reception to Lindbergh after his New York to Paris flight.
Obverse: Shows the Ryan monoplane in flight at the top, over the word "WE". Below it is the seal of the City of New York and the legend "CAPTAIN CHARLES A. / LINDBERGH / RECEPTION". On a rounded portion at the base is the information "THE / CITY OF / NEW YORK / 1927".
Reverse: Blank except for the name of the fabricator DIEGES & CLUST
Shape: Irregular shield shape, with attachment hole at top. Maximum dimensions are 2 x 1½" (50 x 38mm).
1927-5-20u
Bronze medal struck in France in honor of Lindbergh's flight.
Obverse: A fanciful profile head appears to be in flight to the left. At the bottom is the signature of the artist "A. BARGAS".
Reverse: Contains the legend "NEW-YORK-PARIS" and "C. A. LINDBERGH / QUI LE PREMIER / A FRANCHI / L'ATHLANTIQUE / 1927".
Circular: 1 3/4" (46mm) in diameter.
1927-5-20v
Fourth of the "TWA Milestones of Manned Flight" series, honoring Charles A. Lindbergh for his New York - Paris non-stop solo flight. Sterling silver.
Obverse: 3/4 front view of head, in helmet and with goggles, over the name "CHARLES LINDBERGH".
Reverse: Shows the Spirit of St. Louis in the center At the top around the perimeter, the legend "FIRST TRANSATLANTIC SOLO" and at the bottom, the date "1927".
Circular: 1½" (40mm) in diameter. The series consists of Da Vinci, Montgolfier, the Wright Bros., Earhart, and Apollo 11.
The same medal, in an oxidized silvered finish, is being distributed to passengers on TWA as a promotional device. The rim is milled and shows the hallmark of the Birmingham mind of England. Limited silver edition.
1927-5-20w
Silver medal (99% pure) struck for Lindbergh's New York to Paris flight.
Obverse: Shows the Spirit of St. Louis in flight between the clouds above and the ocean beneath.
Reverse: In the center, inside a garland of leaves a pair of winds and the legend: "FIRST NON-STOP SOLO / FLIGHT FROM ROOSEVELT / FIELD, LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK / TO LE BOURGET AERODROME / PARIS, FRANCE / RYAN NYP MONOPLANE / PILOT / CHARLES A. LINDBERGH / MAY 20-21, 1927". At the top, around the perimeter: "FAMOUS FLIGHTS'.
Circular: 1½" (38mm) in diameter.
This is the third medal of a "Famous Flights" series struck by The Letcher Mint of Lancaster, California. The edition is limited to 7,500 silver pieces.
1927-5-20x
Bronze medal commemorating Lindbergh's successful flight across the North Atlantic and the fatal failure Coli and Nungesser.
Obverse: The small circle at the top center is a full face view of Lindbergh over his plane and the route of his flight from New York to Paris / In a panel around the perimeter, the legend: "COLONEL C. A. LINDBERGH FIRST HERO OF THE MAGNIFICENT NEW YORK - PARIS FLIGHT 33H27".
Reverse: In the center, the Eiffel Tower and the Spirit of St. Louis over four encircled pilot's heads. The upper two are Costes and Bellonte and the lower two Coli and Nungesser. In a panel around the perimeter is the legend: "HEROS D. COSTES M. BELLONTE FRANCHRENT D'ATLANTIQUE 1.2 X 1931. VICTIMES DU 1er RAIN PARIS - NEW YORK".
Circular: 1 1/4" (31mm) in diameter, with small link attachment at top.
1927-6-4
Bronze medal struck for Chamberlin's flight from New York to Germany.
Obverse: Busts of Chamberlin and Levine opposite their last names.
Reverse: A propeller in the center with the dates "4-6 JUNI 1927" between triangular USA and German national symbols. Around upper perimeter, the legend "AMERIKA - DEUTSCHLAND FLUG".
Circular: 1 19/32" (41mm) in diameter.
On June 4, 1927, Clarence Chamberlin, with Charles A. Levine, passenger and owner of the Wright powered Bellanca "Columbia", left Long Island and on June 6 landed at Eisleben, Germany, 108 miles short of Berlin, their destination. The flight of 3905 miles set a new long distance record.
1927-7-29
Bronze medal struck to commemorate Lindbergh's visit to Buffalo after his non-stop New York - Paris flight.
Obverse: Sketches of Lindbergh and his mother over the names "COL. CHARLES LINDBERGH" and "MOTHER". At the top are the words "BUFFALO, N.Y. July 29, 1927".
Reverse: Shows "SEAL OF THE CITY OF BUFFALO" around an impression of that seal.
Circular: 1½" (39mm) in diameter.
1927-9-3
Bronze medal stuck for the 1927 Air Mechanics' Union.
Obverse: In center, a plane similar to Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, and the information "DAYTON SEPT. 1-2-3, 1927". In a panel around the perimeter, the legend "SECOND REGT. AIR SERVICE MECHANICS REUNION".
Reverse: "ST. LOUIS BUTTON CO." on blank background.
Circular: 1 9/16" (40mm) in diameter. Scalloped with ribbon.
1927-9-6
Gold color medal, with link attachment, struck for the Schneider Cup Race in 1927.
Obverse: Fanciful human figures on waves and the legend "COPPA SCHNEIDER XXV-IX-MCMXXVII".
Reverse: Likeness of a racing monoplane over Venice, holding a book.
Circular: 1 1/16" (27mm) in diameter.
On September 6, 1927, Britain won that year's Schneider Cup Race. Lt. S. N. Webster averaged 281.488 MPH over the sea course at Venice, Italy, setting a new speed record for the race. His plane was a Super-Marine monoplane with a Napier engine.
1927-9-20
Bronze medal struck for Lindbergh's banquet in Los Angeles.
Obverse: 3/4 view of Lindbergh.
Reverse: Contains the information "BANQUET / IN HONOR OF / COL. CHAS. A. LINDBERGH / LOS ANGELES / SEPTEMBER 20, 1927 / COMMEMORATING / FIRST NON-STOP / NEW YORK TO PARIS / FLIGHT".
Circular: 1 7/16" (38mm) in diameter.
See 1927-5-20 for details of flight.
1927-10-14a
Bronze medal struck in 1927 to commemorate the first non-stop heavier-than-air aerial crossing of the South Atlantic.
Obverse: Bust profiles in high relief of J. Le Brix and D. Costes, with their names, and the name of the artist, Anie Mouroux.
Reverse: Outline of plane in relief flying over part of a globe showing route traveled. Globe has legend: "PREMIERE TRAVERSE AEIENNE DE L'ATLANTIQUE SUD SANS ESCALE LE 14 OCTOBRE 1927" (First non-stop aerial crossing of the South Atlantic October 14, 1927). Around the outer edge of the lower half are the names of places reached "TOKIO - HANOI - CALCUTTA - KARATCHI - BASSORA - ALEP - ATHENES - MARSEILLE - PARIS".
Circular: 2 11/16" (68mm) in diameter.
Lt. Dieudonne Costes and Lt. Joeseph Le Brix started on a successful flight from Paris to Buenos Aires on October 10, 1927, in a Breguet XIX called Nungesser-Coli. They covered a distance of 12,400 kilometers in 72 hours, flying non-stop from St. Louis, Senegal to Natal, Brazil, which they reached on October 14. They then continued to fly around the world except for crossing the Pacific Ocean by ship. This medal is mentioned as item 1649 in Maggs. Bros. catalogue No. 619 issued in 1936.
1927-11
Bronze medal struck for the United Cigar Stores Company to honor is first flying store.
Obverse: Sikorsky superimposed on map of the U.S. Plane carries legend "FIRST FLYING UNITED CIGAR STORE". At lower left hand corner are the words "LARGEST IN THE WORLD BECAUSE WE SERVE THE PEOPLE BEST".
Reverse: Shield emblem of the United Cigar stores over the message "COMMEMORATING THE FIRST FLYING UNITED CIGAR STORE - - - PRESENTED WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE UNITED CIGAR STORES COMPANY OF AMERICA 1927".
Circular: 3 1/4" x 1 15/16" (82mm x 45mm). "WH CO. NEWARK, N.J." on rim.
United Cigar Stores were one of the first to commercialize the enthusiasm for everything aeronautical that followed Lindbergh's non-stop New York to Paris flight.
1928
Bronze medal honoring Swedish pilots of the Spitzlanger Expedition.
Obverse: Biplane on skiis flying over rocky terrain and around the circumference the words "AT MINNET AV SVENSKA FLYGARES GARNING" (In memory of exploits of Swedish pilots).
Reverse: Eagle on crag watching plane in flight and the words "SPETSBERGEN 1928".
Circular: 2 3/16" (56mm) in diameter.
1928a
Bronze plaque distributed by Greenbaum Sons.
Obverse: Plane in flight over beacon in Chicago, shining from tower and the words "THE SPIRIT OF AVIATOR 1928".
Reverse: The legend "CHICAGO CENTRAL AERIAL BEACON ROANKE TOWER LASALIE & MADISON STS. ERECTED AND MAINTAINED BY GREENBAUM SONS INVESTMENT CO. FOUNDED 1855". Also shows name of The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark N. J." by whom it was fabricated.
Rectangular: 1 1/4" x 1½" (31 x 38mm)
This beacon was erected in the year following Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic flight, when general ownership and operation of airplanes seemed just around the corner and many business concerns were glad to be identified with everything helpful to air transportation.
1928b
Bronze Daniel Guggenheim medal.
Obverse: Plane similar to Spirit of St. Louis, in flight over balloon and clouds. In border around perimeter, the description "THE DANIEL GUGGENHEIM MEDAL".
Reverse: Scrolls and wings and the legend "FOR GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS IN AERONAUTICS". At the base, the date "A.D. 1928" and at the top, the name of the artist "T.S.S. FEC".
Circular: 2½" (62mm) in diameter. On the rim, the name "MEDALLIC ART CO. NY".
The Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics was established in 1926 and became a major spur to progress in aviation over a broad front. Donald Douglas was the recipient of the Guggenheim Gold Medal in 1940. The others have been equally illustrious.
1928-2-22
Bronze medal in Australia in honor of Hinker's flight from London to Darwin, Australia.
Obverse: Helmeted profile surrounded by the words "BERT HINKLER AIRMAN BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA". Also shows the initials of the artist "CDR" and the name of the medal company "STOKES, MELB.".
Reverse: Map showing route traversed, with small plane over Indian Ocean approaching Australia. Also shows the date "Feb. 1928". Around the perimeter, the legend "LONDON TO DARWIN XVI DAYS * PRAEPETIBUS PINNIS AUSTRALES VECTUS AD ORAS". 
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter.
On Feburary22, 1928, Bert Hinkler of England landed at Port Darwin, Australia, after making the first solo flight from London. He used an Avro Avian with a Cirrus engine (a light biplane) and covered 12,000 miles in slightly under sixteen days.
1928-4-13
Silver (835 parts fine) medal commemorating first heavier-than-air east to west crossing of North Atlantic.
Obverse: Profile head in high relief surrounded by the names "VON HUNEFELD" and "HERMAN KOHL". At the base is the date "13 APRIL 1928".
Reverse: The Junkers plane in flight over the ocean surrounded by the words "BREMEM, ALLEN GEWALEN ZUM TROTZ SICKERHALTEN". (succeeding in spite of all adverse forces).
Circular: 1 7/8" (36mm) in diameter.
See 1928-4-13a for details of flight.
1928-4-13a
Silver (.900 parts fine) medal commemorating first east to west crossing of the North Atlantic.
Obverse: Names of Kohl, Fitzmaurice and von Hunefeld surround profiles of the three men.
Reverse: The Breman flies high over the ocean. Around the outer edge are the words: "BREMAN 13 APRIL 1928 EIN WILLE-EINE TAT-EIN SIEG (an aim-a deed-a victory).
Circular: 1 13/32" (36mm) in diameter.
Captain Hermann Kohl and Baron Ehrefried Guenthervon Hunefeld of Germany and Comdt. James Fitzmaurice of Ireland made the first westbound flight across the North Atlantic. They left Baldonnel airdrome, Dublin, Ireland on April 12, 1928 and landed on Greenley Island, Newfoundland, after a flight of 36 hours, 30 minutes. The landing was a crash one and the American pilot Floyd Bennet died on the rescue mission.
1928-4-13b
Silver medal commemorating first east to west crossing of the North Atlantic.
Obverse: Profiles of the pilot and his financial backer over the words "ERSTER OST WEST FLUG" (first east west flight). Around the edge are the names "FRH. V. HUNEFELD-DR. h.c. HERMANN KOHL HPTM".There is also the name of the artist, K. Goetz.
Reverse: Silhouette of Junkers single-engine "Bremen" over an ocean from which two cherubs are rising, over the words "Europe Amerika 1928". Around the outer edge are the words "OZEAN FLUG DER BREMEN" (ocean flight of the Bermen).
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter.
It is noteworthy that there is no mention of Fitzmaurice on this medal. See silver medal with profiles of all three for further details of the flight (1928-4-13a).
1928-4-13c
Brass finish medal commemorating first heavier-than-air, east-west crossing of the North Atlantic.
Obverse: Individual busts over the names "BARON VON HUENEFELD (sic), MAJOR FITZMAURICE AND CAPTIAN KOHL". Around the outer edge are the words "First East to West Trans-Atlantic Flight - April 12-13, 1928".
Reverse: Outline of the Bremen over the Ocean and the German imperial eagle with crossed flags. Around the outer edge are the words "BALDONNEL AIRDOME APRIL 12 GREENLY ISLAND APRIL 13, 1928". There also appear the words "WHITEHEAD-HOAG", commercial advertising speciality distributors.
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter.
See 1928-4-13a for details on flight.
1928-4-13d
Silver medal (.900 parts fine) commemorating first heavier-than-air, east to west crossing of the North Atlantic.
Obverse: Plane in flight over the ocean with the plane's name "BREMEN" and the words "EUROPE-AMERIKA 12-13 April 1928".
Reverse: Facsimiles of the signature of the three occupants of the Bremen, "KOEHL, FITZMAURICE, V. HUENFELD".
Circular: 1 7/16" (36mm) in diameter.
See 1928-4-13a for details of flight.
1928-4-13e
Silver medal (.990 parts fine) commemorating first east to west crossing of the North Atlantic by airplane. 
Obverse: Profiles of three participants surrounded by the words "FITZMAURICE - KOHL - VON HUNEFELD 12-13, 4, 1928".
Reverse: Plane in flight over the ocean and the words "DAN HELDEN DES ERSTEN OST-WEST FLUGES" (the heroes of the first east-west flight) "DESSAU, BALDONNEL, GREELY ISLAND, NEW YORK".
Circular: 1 7/16" (36mm) in diameter.
See comment under 1928-4-13a.
1928-4-13f
Silver medal commemorating first east to west crossing of the North Atlantic.
Obverse: Full face bust of Hermann Kohl in flying helmet surrounded by the words "ERSTEROST-WEST OZEANFLUG" (first east-west ocean flight). "13 April 1928". The initials of the artist "I.B." also appear.
Reverse: Waves and 3/4 view of the Bremen in flight over the craft's name "BREMEN". Over the plane are the words "EJAWILLE EINE TAT EIN SIEG" (an aim, a deed, a victory). Around the upper portion are the names of the three participants "V. HUNEFELD, KOHL, FITZMAURICE".
Circular: 1 7/16" (36mm) in diameter.
See 1928-4-13a for details of flight.
1928-4-13g
Silver medal (.900 parts fine) commemorating first heavier-than-air, east to west crossing of the North Atlantic.
Obverse: Plane in flight over the ocean with the plane's name "BREMEN" and the words "EUROPE-AMERIKA 12-13 APRIL 1928".
Reverse: Laurel wreath containing the names of the Bremen's crew "H. KOHL, V. HUNEFELD, FITZMAURICE". 
Circular: 1 7/16" (36mm) in diameter.
See 1928-4-13a for details. Obverse the same as 1928-4-13d.
1928-4-13h
Silver (.900 parts fine) medal commemorating the Bremen's flight westward across the Atlantic Ocean.
Obverse: Poor 3/4 view of Kohl and the words "KOHL, U.V. HUNEFELD DIE ERSTEN ERFOLGR. OST-WEST FLEIGER. 12-13.4.28".
Reverse: Poor 3/4 face of von Huneford and the words "UND SETZT IHR NICHT DAS LEBENEIN NIE WIRD ES EUCH GEWONNEN SEIN" (Those who do not risk their lives will not accomplish great deeds).
Circular: 1 7/16" (36mm) in diameter.
Once again, in this German medal, there is no reference to the Irish co-pilot Fitzmaurice.
1928-4-13i
Bronze medal honoring Captain Kohl for first east to west crossing of the North Atlantic.
Obverse: Profile head in high relief and the name "HERMANN KOHL".
Reverse: Youth standing on eagle's back in flight, surrounded by words "ERSTER ATLANTIK-WEEST FLUG AUF JUNKERS BREMEN" (first west crossing of the Atlantic in the Junkers plan Bremen) "12.4.1928 KOHL-V. HUNEFELD FITZMAURICE".
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter.
See 1928-4-13a for details of the flight.
1928-4-13j
Silver (.800 parts fine) medal struck for the Bremen flight.
Obverse: A plane flying over water and beneath, the names "KOHL V HUNEFELD. FITZMAURICE" and above, the legend first "ATLANTIC FLUG EUROPA-AMERIKA 13 APRIL 1928 BREMEN".
Reverse: The trademark of the North German Lloyd steamship Line and the words "NORDDEUTSCHER LLOTD BREMEN".
Circular: 2 3/4" (70mm) in diameter.
On the rim "WILKENS BREMEN 800".
1928-4-13k
Bronze medal struck for Bremen flight.
Obverse: In panel around perimeter, the names "HERMANN KOHL. VON HUNEFELD" and in the center their heads in 3/4 view.
Reverse: Bird in flight over waves and the legend: "DEN AMERIKA FLIEGERN - ZUR GLUCKLICHEN HEIMKEHR 1928" (Happy homecoming to the America flyers).
Circular: 1 9/16" (40mm) in diameter.
1928-4-13l
Silver metal and enamel plaque struck for Bremen flight.
Obverse: Outline of aircraft Bremen riveted to center of plaque under legend in red enamel "EINHOLUNG DER OCEANFLEIGER JUNE 1928". At left is the emblem of the North German Lloyd steamship line and a pendant bearing the initials "ADAC". At the bottom are black enamel circles bearing the names "KOEHL" "V HUNEFELD" AND "FITZMAURICE" and above each, in colors, the appropriate national flag. At the bottom, in black, are the initials "A.D.A.C.".
Reverse: Blank.
Rectangular: 3 x 4" (76 x 111mm). Small holes at each corner for affixing the plaque.
See 1928-4-13a for details of the flight.
1928-4-13m
White and gold faience medal struck for the 1928 Bremen flight.
Obverse: Aircraft Bremen in gold in flight over group of modern building. In panel around circumference, the legend "DEUTSCHLAND-AMERIKA".
Reverse: Imperial German eagle with wings outstretched in center. In panel around perimeter, the legend "ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DEN ERSTEN DEUTSCHELAND AMERIKA FLUG".
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter.
1928-6-1
Bronze plaque commemorating inauguration flight of Colonial Western Airways.
Obverse: The name "COLONIAL WESTERN AIRWAYS INC." and a map showing the route of the line. At the bottom "COSTLY BALES THRU PURPLE SKIES", a paraphrase of a line from Tennyson's "Locksley Hall".
Reverse: The emblem of the airline and the legend "PRESENTED TO THE FIRST PASSENGERS CARRIED BY THE COLONIAL WESTERN AIRWAYS, INC. ALBANY- SCHENECTADY - UTICA -ROME - SYRACUSE- ROCHESTER-BUFFALO -CLEVELAND JUNE 1, 1928". Also shows the name of the company which struck the medal "ROBBINS CO., ATTLEBORO".
Rectangular: 3 ½ x 2½" (88 x 63mm) with angled corners.
Colonial Western, which had some of the same officers and directors as Colonial Airways, was organized to operate a route for passengers and freight between Albany and Cleveland, by way of various New York cities. It obtained a mail contract between those two cities and made its first scheduled flight, with considerable ceremony, on June 1, 1928.
1928-6-12
Mexican silver medal commemorating Carranza's flights between Mexico and the U.S. 
Obverse: Profile head of Carranza and the dates "XII-2-05: V-25-28: VI-12-28".
Reverse: Front Portion of a Ryan monoplane and the words "AL AVIADOR (THE AVIATOR) EMILIO CARRANZA"; "LA CASA DE MONEDA DE MEXICO" (the Mexican Treasury); "VUELO MEXICO - WASHINGTON".
Circular: 1½" (39mm) in diameter.
Emilo Carranza was a Mexican army pilot born Dec. 2, 1905. May 24-25, 1928, he flew a Ryan monoplane, Mexico-Exclesior, for San Diego , California to Mexico City in 18 hours and 20 minutes. June 11-12, 1928, he made a good will flight from Mexico City to Washington, D.C., during which he was forced down at Moorehead, N.C.
1928-6-17a
Brass medal struck to commemorate Amelia Earhart's first flight across the North Atlantic, in 1928.
Obverse: Profile surrounded by legend "Amelia Earhart - the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane".
Reverse: Silhouette of plane over the ocean and the words "SEAPLANE FRIENDSHIP". Around the outer edge are the words "NEWFOUNDLAND JUNE 17 - SOUTH WALES JUNE 18, 1928". At the base are outlines of a horseshoe, a four-leaf clover and a wishbone.
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter.
Amelia Earhart, with Wilmer Stultz as pilot and Louis Gordon as mechanic, flew a tri-motored Fokker, Wright engine powered and on pontoons, from Trepassey Bay, Newfoundland, to Burry Port, Wales, non-stop in 20 hours, forty minutes. On this flight, Miss Earhart was a passenger only. The medal is not of good quality and bears the imprint of Whitehead-Hoag, a New York company dealing with advertising specialities.
1928-6-26
Silver color medal struck for the F.A.I. conference held in Brussels June 26-29, 1928.
Obverse: Relief figure of man engaged in strenuous effort, over the name of the artist "JOSUE DUPON".
Reverse: Crossed cornucopias and the words "AEROCLUB ROYAL DE BELGIQUE - CONFERENCE DE LA F.A.I. BRUXELLES 26-29 JUIN 1928".
Circular 3" (75mm) in diameter.
1928-7-8
Silver medal struck in honor of Count Zeppelin's 90th birthday.
Obverse: Bust 3/4 view, of Count Zeppelin and the legend "TAUFE DES Z127 AM GEBURTSTAG 8 JULI 1928" (Christening of the Zeppelin on its 90th birthday 7-8-28).
Reverse: Horses heads and children with balloons, with Zeppelin hovering in the background. At the top, the words GLUCK AB GRAF ZEPPELIN".
Circular: 1 7/16" (36mm) in diameter.
1928-9-1
Bronze medal commemorating initial flights commencing September 1, 1928 between 
Holland and the Netherlands East Indies.
Obverse: Outline of KLM tri-motored Fokker in flight over the emblem of the airline and the date "1928". 
Reverse: Sketch of 17th Century full rigged sailing vessel on an ocean over the monogram of the Netherlands East India Company and the year of its formation - "1602". 
Circular: 1" (41mm) in diameter.
The medal was distributed a the third annual meeting of the Society for Coins in 1928, to celebrate the first experimental flights between Holland and the Netherlands East Indies. KLM is the commercial name of the Royal Air Navigation Company, of Holland - one of the largest and most successful airlines in Europe. The artist, whose name does not appear on the medal,  was H. I. Etienne.
1928-11-21
Bronze medal struck for Pan American Airways in honor of its linking North, Central, and South America by air.
Obverse: Relief map of the Western Hemisphere with links from a tri-motor plane extending to North, Central, and South America. Also shows the PAA trademark and the words "DEDICADO A LA CAUSA DE UNIDAD, PAZ, COMERCIO" (dedicated to the cause of unity, peace, and commerce).
Reverse: "COMMEMORATING THE DEDICATION OF THE PAN-AMERICA AIRWAYS, INC. SYSTEM, LINKING NORTH AMERICA - CENTRAL AMERICA - SOUTH AMERICA - WEST INDIES AND CHRISTENING OF THE 'CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS' BY MRS. CALVIN COOLDIGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SISTER REPUBLICS OF THE PAM-AMERICAN UNION, NOVEMBER 21ST, 1928 AT WASHINGTON, D.C."
Circular: 3" (77mm) in diameter. "Whitehead-Hoag" on rim.
1929-5-16
Gold medal struck to commemorate the World flight of the Graf Zeppelin in 1929.
Obverse: Profile surrounded by words "DR. ECKENER-WELT-FAHRT MIT GRAF ZEPPELIN" (Dr. Eckener - world voyage in the Graf Zeppelin).
Reverse: A dirigible encircling the globe on which appear various figures and the year "1929". Around the rim are the places visited "FRIEDRICHSCHAFEN - TOKIO - LOS -ANGELES - LAKEHURST".
Circular: 1 7/16" (37mm) in diameter.
On May 16, 1929, Dr. Eckener started on a trip around the world in LZ-127, the Graf Zeppelin. It traveled eastward from Lakehurst, N.J. as the starting and finishing point. The entire trip, including lay-overs at the places named on the medal, took 21 days. Several months later at Washington D.C., Dr. Eckener was awarded the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society. (Lindbergh and Byrd were earlier recipients of this medal). The artist, whose name does not appear on the medal, was Karl Goetz.
1929-5-16a
Silver (.885 fine) medal commemorating the World flight of the Graf Zeppelin in 1929.
Obverse: Profile heads of Zeppelin, Eckener, and Durr, surrounded by the words "ZEPPELIN DER SCHOPFER (the creator) - ECKENER DER FUHRER (the leader) - DURR DER ERBAUER (the builder)".
Reverse: Map of the earth, showing Lakehurst, Friedrichshafen, Tokio and Los Angles, with the date and time of arrival at each. Around the outer edge are the words 'I. WELTFAHRT DES LUFTSCHIFFS GRAF ZEPPELIN 1929" (first world trip by airship - the Graf Zeppelin - in 1929).
Circular: 1 13/32" (36mm) in diameter.
See 1929-5-16
1929-5-16b
Silver (.900 fine) medal commemorating the world flight of the Graf Zeppelin.
Obverse: Profile heads of Zeppelin and Eckener, surrounded by the words "GRAF ZEPPELIN - DR. HUGO ECKENER - 1898-1928". Same as 1929-5-16c.
Reverse: Graf. Zeppelin, so named in honor of the Count, in flight, surrounded by the words "WELTFAHRT AUGUST 1929 L.Z. 127".
Circular: 1 13/32" (36mm) in diameter.
See 1929-5-16 for details of the flight.
1929-5-16c
Silver (.900 fine) medal struck in honor of the Graf Zeppelin - before the first successful flight.
Obverse: Profile heads of Zeppelin and Eckener, surrounded by the words "GRAF ZEPPELIN - DR. HUGO ECKENER - 1898-1928". Same as 1929-5-16c.
Reverse: Picture of dirigible in flight surrounded by the words "LUFFTSCHIFF LZ 127 - GRAF ZEPPELIN".
Circular: 1 13/32" (36mm) in diameter.
See 1929-5-16 for details of the flight.
1929-5-16d
German 5 mark coin struck in 1930 in commemoration of the world flight in 1929 of thee Graf Zeppelin.
Obverse: German eagle surrounded by the words "DEUTSCHEN REICH 1930 - 5 REICHSMARK".
Reverse: Zeppelin superimposed on a globe surrounded by the words "GRAF ZEPPELIN WELTFLUG 1929".
Circular: 1 1/4" (36mm) in diameter.
See 1929-5-16 for details of flight. Also, coin with same design in 3 Reichsmark piece. Size 30mm in diameter.
1929-5-16e
Copper medal commemorating the world circling flight of a Zeppelin in 1929.
Obverse: Zeppelin and a world globe, with the words 'Z 127 FIRST AROUND THE WORLD".
Reverse: 3/4 view of its commander and the words "DR. HUGO ECKENER 1929".
Circular: 1 13/32" (35mm) in diameter.
See 1929-5-16 for details of flight.
1929-5-16f
Brown and gold faience struck for Zeppelin 1929 world flight.
Obverse: In center, Zeppelin is silhouetted against the eastern hemisphere. In a gold panel near the rim is the legend "GRAF ZEPPELIN WELT-RUNDFLUG 1929".
Reverse: The dirigible silhouetted against the western hemisphere. In the gold panel near the rim, the legend "FRIEDRICH SHAFEN - TOKIO - LOS ANGELES - LAKEHURST".
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter.
See 1929-5-16 for details of flight.
1929-5-16g
Bronze medal struck for the world flight of the Zeppelin LZ 127.
Obverse: Profile facing right of Dr. Eckener in a hexagon in center. Beneath the two lowest sides of the hexagon "33737 Km 287 Std. 36'". Around the perimeter, the legend, "Z. ER. A.D. WELTFAHRT D.L.Z. 127 AUG 1929".
Reverse: In the center, a projection of the earth and around it: "15.8 / FRIEDRICHSHAFN - 19.8 / TOKIO - 26.8 / LOS ANGELES - 29.8 / LAKEHURST".
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter.
1929-6-13a
Bronze medal struck in 1929 to commemorate first French non-stop crossing of the North Atlantic by airplane.
Obverse: Bust profiles in high relief of Assolant, Lefevre and Lotti, with their names. Underneath are the words "13 et 14 JUIN 1929" and the name of the artist, "Anie Mouroux".
Reverse: Outline of plane flying over a partial globe on which their route is noted. Over the route line are the words "OLD ORCHARD COMILLAS". Under are the words: "PREMIERE TRAVERSE AERIENNE FRANCAISE SANS ESCALE DE L'ATLANTIQUE NORD DEL'OUEST A L'EST" (first French non-stop aerial crossing of the North Atlantic from west to east). The artist's initials also appear.
Circular: 2 11/16" (68mm) in diameter.
Armeno Lotti, Jean Assolant ans Rene Lefevre, three Frenchmen, flew their Bernard 191 monoplane, "Yellow Bird" from Old Orchard Beach, Maine, on an attempted flight to Paris. The weight of a stowaway caused a fuel shortage which forced them down at Camillas, Spain. The flight covered 3128 miles in 29 hours and 52 minutes.
1929-6-19
Silver medal struck for the 1929 F.A.I. conference held at Copenhagen, Denmark.
Obverse: Large biplane, dirigible and balloon in flight over Danish coast. At lower right, the Danish coat of arms and at the base, the word "DANMARK".
Reverse: Emblem of the Royal Danish Aero Club in the center. Above it, the legend "DET KONGELIGE DANSKE AERONAUTISKE SELSKAB. STIFTET D. 20 DE DANEMARK CONFERENCE PLENERE DE LA F.A.I. COPENHAGUE 19-22 JUIN 1929".
Circular: 1 3/4 x 2½" (44x 64mm).
1929-7-1
Sterling silver medal issued by the City of Albuquerque in honor of the 40th anniversary of commercial aviation.
Obverse: 3/4 view bust of typical helmeted pilot of the 1929 era. On the pilot's left collar is the name of the artist, possibly "Paul Keith".
Reverse: Shows typical tri-motor of 1929 going through a mountain pass, in the center. Also "40th ANNIVERSARY OF COMMERCIAL AVIATION ALBUQUERQUE".
Circular: 1½" (38mm) in diameter. On the rim "MEDALLIC ART CO. NY .999 PURE SILVER" and the serial number "479" . This is a limited number edition.
Also issued in bronze.
1929-7-7
Bronze desk plaque commemorating joint air-rail service between New York and Los Angeles.
Obverse: Shows trains and pans in flight and on the ground with legend "The Pennsylvania Railroad harnesses the Plane and the Iron Horse". Beneath is a diagram showing the route between New York and Los Angeles indicating the sections traversed by the train and the plane.
Reverse: Shows emblems of the participants, "TAT (Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc.), Pennsylvania Railroad and the Santa Fe, and the legend "Commemorating the Inauguration of Rail-Air Passenger Service July 7, 1929".
Circular: 3 x 4" (76 x 101mm).
TAT, organized for train and plane service between New York and Los Angeles, was linked with the Pennsylvania RR, which had a financial interest in the venture, and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe RR. Passengers traveled by train at night and in Ford tri-motors by day.
1929-7-7a
Nickel silver medal struck by Franklin Mint in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the joint air-rail service between the east and west coasts of the U.S. 
Obverse: Shows a Pennsylvania Railroad train and a tri-motor of Trans-continental Air Transport, predecessors of the present Penn-Central RR and TWA
Reverse: At top is the trademark of TWA and at the bottom is the trademark of Penn-Central. In the center is the legend "COMMEMORATING THE/ 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE / FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL / RAIL-AIR SERVICE / INAUGURATED JULY7, 1929".
Circular: 1½" (32mm) in diameter with milled rim.
Sculpted by David Cornell. 100 were issued in specimen quality nickel silver and 1000 in mint quality.
1929-8-23
Bronze medal struck for first Russian flight from Moscow to New York.
Obverse: Shows plane in flight under Russian hammer and scythe emblem and over the New York City skyline. Wings of the plane show its name "LAND OF SOVIETS" and the fuselage shows "USSR". Around the lower perimeter is the legend "FIRST MOSCOW-NEW YORK FLIGHT/1929".
Reverse: Shows only "FRIENDS / OF / SOVIET UNION / U.S.A".
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter, with integral suspension lug at top.
The Russian twin-engine monoplane "LAND OF THE SOVIETS" completed a 13,300 trip from Moscow to New York, with a number of intermediate stops. The plane left Moscow 8/23/29. Its four man crew consisted of the pilots, Semyon Shastakov and Philip Bolotov, the navigator Boris Sterligov, and the mechanic Dimitri Fufaev. The crew was given a banquet in New York by the Russian American Chamber of Commerce and the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America.
1929-8-24
Brass token souvenir of 1929 National Air Races.
Obverse: Winged plaque in center surrounded by planes in flight and the words "National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition Cleveland O. Aug. 24 to Sept. 2, 1929". The plaque contains the same information.
Reverse: Shows Cleveland's Public Auditorium and the legend "OFFICIAL SOUVENIR OF THE AIR CLASSIC OF THE CENTURY" and "BASTIAN BROS. G. ROCHESTER, N.J.".
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter.
1929-9-14
Bronze medal struck to commemorate dedication of seaplane base at Port Washington, N.Y.
Obverse: A flying boat and an amphibian aloft in upper center; winged male figure at lower left; at right, the words "Laying of Cornerstone, New York Seaplane Airport September 14th 1929 American Aeronautical Corporation"; sketch of projected terminal building at bottom.
Reverse: Blank.
Circular: 4 x 2 15/16" (102 x 73mm)
Port Washington on Long Island had been used as a seaplane base by sportsman pilots since its initial use in the early days of World War I. The AAC, which built the Savoi-Marchetti seaplanes and amphibians, used it as a factory proving ground and sponsored the construction of the base. The medal was struck at its official dedication. There were a number of prominent speakers at the dedication including Edward P. Warner.
1929-10-21
Bronze medal commemorating the initial flight of the German Dornier DO-X.
Obverse: Profile to the left encircled by the words "DR. ING. C. DORNIER ERBAUR DES DO-X 1929".
Reverse: The plane in flight encircled by the legend "TRIUMPH DEUTSCHE TECHNIK". At the bottom, over waves, the words "START DES DO-X MIT 169 MANN".
Circular: 1 7/16" (36mm) in diameter.
On October 21, 1929 the DO-X, powered by 12 Siemens Jupiter's, carried 169 persons on a one hour flight over Lake Constance. For medal commemorating this crafts's Trans-Atlantic flight, see 1931-6-5.
1929-11-28
Brass finished commercial medal commemorating Byrd's flight over the South Pole.
Obverse: Profile, surrounded by the words "Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, U.S.N. First to Fly over the South Pole".
Reverse: Sketch of a tri-motored plane on skiis, marked "NX 4542 Byrd Antarctic Expedition" over the words "To commemorate the achievement of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1928-1930".
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter.
Admiral Byrd set up a base known as Little America in the Antarctic in January, 1929 and began elaborate exploration. On November 28, 1929,with McKinley, Balchen, and June, he flew over, and dropped a U.S. flag on, the South Pole. The flight was made in a tri-motored Ford named the Floyd Bennett. Also in silver and bronze finish.
1929-11-29
Bronze replica of gold medal presented to Harold I. June for his flight over the South Pole with Admiral Byrd.
Obverse: Plane in flight near the South Pole on a globe bearing the words "TOWN OF STAMFORD CONNECTICUT" and the town's seal. Around the border is the legend "WITH THE BYRD ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION TO THE SOUTH POLE".
Reverse: Bears the words "PRESENTED BY FELLOW CITIZENS OF HIS HOME TOWN TO HAROLD I. JUNE IN COMMEMORATION OF HIS ANTARCTIC FLIGHT OVER THE SOUTH POLE NOV. 29TH 1929".
Circular: 1"(35mm) in diameter.
See 1929-11-28 for details of the flight.
1930
Bronze medal awarded by the Aero Club of Germany to participants in an international air tour held in 1930.
Obverse: In the center are the words "AERO-CLUB VON DEUTSCHLAND". Around the border are the words "INTERNAITONAL RUNDFLUG 1930" (International air tour).
Reverse: Partial map of Europe showing the route of the air tour.
Circular: 3" (92mm) in diameter.
1930a
Brass finish token celebrating Massachusetts' 300th anniversary.
Obverse: Indian in canoe looking up at radio towers and plane in flight. At top, the "TERCENTENARY SOUVENIR" Below, "1630-1930".
Reverse: Shows pilgrim and a sailing ship with words "MASSACHUSETTS TERCENTENARY" and the dates "1630-1930".
Circular: 1 5/16" (33mm) in diameter.
1930b
Rumanian Aeronautic Merit Cross, 1st Class, in gilt.
Obverse: Cross swords and wreath supporting irregular shaped cross with Rumanian emblem in the center.
Reverse: In center of the cross is the date "1930".
Shape: Star shaped. Maximum dimension 1 3/4" (45mm).
The ribbon is medium shade of blue with vertical silver stripe in center and narrower gold stripes at the side borders.
1930c
Bronze medal struck for 5th Aviation Congress at the Hague.
Obverse: Two fanciful birds in flight facing left. Also the letters "VeCIA" and the intertwined initials "CHJ".
Reverse: Contains the legend "OFFERT PAR LE GOUVERNEMENT DES PAYS BAS LA HAYNE 1930 VIEME CONGRESS INTERNATIONAL DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE" (Presented by the government of Netherlands at the Hague in 1930 at the 5th International Aviation Congress).
Circular: 1 31/32" (50mm) in diameter.
1930d
Bronze medal struck for 1930 national Air Races at Chicago.
Obverse: Helmeted fanciful full-face figure and the legend "THE OLYMPIAD OF THE AIR". Also shows name of sculptor.
Reverse: Two fanciful figures in flight and the legend "CHICAGO. 1930 - NATIONAL AIR RACES - 10TH ANNIVERSARY".
Circular: 2½" (62mm) in diameter.
Rim shows that medal was struck by "MEDALLIC ART CO. NY".
1930-4-30
Silver medal presented to C.D. Barnard by Fokker.
Obverse: In center, a portion of the fuselage and high wing of an airplane bearing the name "FOKKER" and a small sailing ship in waves of water. Around the perimeter, at the top "NvNED" and at the bottom, "VLIEGTUIGENFABREIK" (Netherland aircraft factory).
Reverse: The engraved inscription "TO / CAPTAIN C.D. BARNARD / IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE / RECORD FLIGHT LONDEN (sic) -CAPETOWN / AND RETURN / 10-30" and the signature "FOKKER".
Circular: 2" (60mm) in diameter.
On April 30, 1930, the Duchess of Bedford, with Captain C.D. Barnard as pilot and Robert Little as second pilot and navigator, landed at Croydon airport after setting a record of 21 days for a flight to Capetown and back, in a high wing Fokker airplane named "the Spider".
1930-5-18
Bronze medal struck to commemorate the Graf Zeppelin's first trip to South America and the U.S.A.
Obverse: Profile bust surrounded by words "DR. HUGO ECKENER - DEM GENIALEN DEUTSCHEN LUFTSCHIFF- FUHRER" (Dr. Hugo Eckener - the genial German airship commander). Name of artist, "O. CLOECKLER", appears at the base of the bust.
Reverse: Dirigible in flight over South America with the words, "ERSTE SUDAMERIKA -AEQUATOFAHRT GRAF ZEPPELIN 1930" (First trip of the Graf Zeppelin across the equator to South America 1930). Around the rim are the places visited "FRIEDRICHSHAFEN - SEVILLA - PERNAMBUCO - RIO DE JANERIO - LAKEHURST".
Circular: 2 11/16" (60mm) in diameter.
This flight commenced at Friedrichshafen on May 18, 1930 and was the first step in establishing a commercial air service between Germany and South America. The trip was financed in part by stamp collectors who purchased special Zeppelin stamps in three denominations brought out in record short time by the U.S. Post Office Department. 
1930-7-23
Bronze medal struck in honor of Glenn H. Curtiss.
Obverse: Full face bust surrounded by the name "GLENN H. CURTISS". There is also the name of the artist C.L. Schmitz.
Reverse: Contains the legend "BORN MAY, 21, 1878 HAMMONDSPORT, N.Y. EARLY BUILDER OF LIGHT ENGINES AND AIRPLANES. PIONEERED THE FLYING BOAT. WORLD FAMOUS PILOT. MANUFACTURER OF AIRCRAFT. DIED JULY 23, 1930."
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter.
The medal was one of a series distributed to members of the Medal of the Month Club and bears an emblem on the reverse so stating. Curtiss's fame in the history of U.S. aviation is second only to that of the Wright Brothers. The NC-4, designed by him, was the first heavier-than-air plane to cross the Atlantic, May 16-17 1919.
1930-9
Gilt plaque presented to Col. Clifford B. Harmon in Paris.
Obverse: At the top, the winged emblem of the "L.I.A." and below, the following: MEMBRE D'HONNEUR / LIGUE INTERNATIONAL / DES AVIATEURS / A Mr. CLIFFORD B. HARMON / EN RECONNAISSANCE DE SON CONCOURS / AU DEVELOPPMENT DE L'AVIATION / ET DE SA BIENVEILLANTE COOPERATION / A LA LIGUE INTERNATIONAL DES AVIATEURS / ET A LA PAIX UNIVERSALLE Clifford B. Harmon Paris. Sept.1930".
Reverse: Contains the incised signatures of two dozen of the world's most famous pilots, including Lindberg, Byrd, Kingsford-Smith, Bleriot, Santos-Dumont and Cobham.
Rectangular: 4 x 2" (102 x 60mm) with rounded corners.
Harmon was a pioneer pilot and balloonist. In 1909 he established an altitude balloon record that stood until 1923. He was the first amateur to qualify for an airplane pilot's license of the Aero Club of America. After World War I, in which he served the Signal Corps, Aviation Section, he founded the Ligue and became its first president. It is through the Harmon trophy was awarded annually to the man and woman who had done the most for aviation during the preceding 12 months. Harmon died 6-25-45 at Cannes, France where he had resided for some years.
1930-9-1a
Bronze medal struck in 1930 to commemorate the first successful non-stop heavier-than-air flight from Paris to New York.
Obverse: Bust profiles in high relief of M. Bellonte and D. Costes, with their names. At bottom are the words: "PARIS-NEW YORK 1-2-SEPTEMBRE 1930". The name of the artist, "Anie Mouroux", also appears. 
Reverse: Large outline of plane against background of views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower at the bottom and New York and the Statue of Liberty at the top. Again shows the artist's name "Anie Mouroux".
Circular: 2 11/16" (68mm) in diameter. 
Dieudonne Coste and Maurice Bellonte, two Frenchmen, made a direct flight from Pais to New York, after many had died in similar attempts. They covered the route (the reverse of Lindbergh's in 37 hours and 18 minutes in the Breguet-Hispano biplane, the "Question Mark".
1930-9-1b
Silver medal struck in 1930 to commemorate the first successful non-stop heavier-than-air flight from Paris to New York.
Obverse: Bust profiles in relief surrounded by the words "TRAVERSEE EST OUEST DE L'ATLANTIQUE NORD PAR COSTES ET BELLONTE" (East to west crossing of the North Atlantic by Costes and Bellonte). Also contains the name of the sculptor, L. Desvignes, and the words "LEMAITRE. ED.".
Reverse: Outline of plane over a chart of the route, showing departure from Paris on September 1, 1930 at 10:58 ( on a 24 hour clock basis); and arrival after the day began. At the bottom is a shield containing a question mark, the name of their plane, and the words "BREGUET AUX ARTISANS DE LA VICTOIRE SEPTEMBER 1930" (This is a nod to the builders of their plane, Breguet, and a toast - to the artisans of the victory).
Circular: 1 15/16" (50mm) in diameter.
See comment under 1930-9-1a
1930-12-10
Bronze medal plaque commemorating first flight New York-Atlanta-Miami of Eastern Air Lines Predecessor.
Obverse: At left, female figure holding branch in right hand, with left hand resting on a vertical propeller. At right, a figure of Mercury holding his winged symbol and a large branch. Between them a plan of the eastern United States showing a biplane and the route from New York to Atlanta and Miami. Also contains at top the name "EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT, INC" and at bottom the legend "COMMEMORATING THE INAUGURAL FLIGHT NEW YORK-ATLANTA-MIAMI PASSENGER SERVICE DECEMBER 10TH 1930". Also shows at lower left the name of the artist "KILENYI".
Rectangular: 3 x 4" (76 x 101mm). On rim "W.H. Co. Newark".
1930-12-13
Bronze medal struck for French Air Congress.
Obverse Stork in flight over incomplete circles containing outlines and names of "AISE" "EUROPE" and "AMERIQUE". Also shows name of artist "DELANNOY".
Reverse: Around the perimeter, in a panel "COMTE FRANCAIS DE PROPAGANDE AERONAUTIQUE". In the center "PREMIER / CONGRESS INTERNATIONAL / DE LA SECURITE AERIENNE / SOUS LA PRESIDENCE / DE LA SECURITE AERIENNE / SOUS LA PRESIDENCE / DE M. LAURENT-EYNAC / MINISTRE DE L'AIR ET DE / M. LE MARECHAL LYAUTEY / 13-20 DECEMVRE1930".
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter. On rim "BRONZE" and a triangular hallmark
.1930-12-17
Silver finish medal commemorating Balbo's formation flight across the South Atlantic.
Obverse: Twelve flying boats in flight. Inscription around the circumference reads "ROMANA VIRTUS ITALO BALBO CONSULE OCEANUM PLURIBUS AURENT ALIS" (Roman courage, in the consulship of Italo Bulbo, conquered the ocean with many wings).
Reverse: Lobster and fish-tailed goat with inscription "CROCIERA AEREA ITALIA SUD AMERICA DIC 1930-GENN 1931" (Aerial crossing from Italy to South America December 1930-January 1931).
Circular: 2 3/4" (70mm) in diameter.
General Italo Bulbo, Italian Minister for Air, led a squadron of 12 Savoia-Marchetti 3 55 twin engine flying boats in formation from Rome across the South Atlantic to Rio de Janeiro. They left Rome December 17,1930 and 10 aircraft (after several substitutions were made en route) arrived at Rio on January6, 1931. The formation flew non-stop from Portugese Guina to Natal, Brazil.
1930-12-17a
Silver-Bronze medal honoring Balbo's flight from Italy to Brazil.
Obverse: Trio of flying boats in flight over the Facist symbol and the letters "A IX".
Reverse: Map showing route traveled from Italy to Rio de Janeiro, inside the circular legend "ITALIA-BRASILE. CROCIERA ATLANTICA ITALIANA".
Circular: 1 5/16" (33mm) in diameter.
See 1930-13-17 for detail of the flight.
1931
Rumanian medal for Aeronautical Valor, in bronze.
Obverse: Profile of head wearing winged helmet.
Reverse: Winged seal and laurel wreath encircling words "PENTRU AERONAUTICA 1931".
Circular: 1" (35mm) in diameter.
Ribbon is pale blue with narrow vertical silver stripe in center and at each side.
1931a
Bronze medal of the Romanian Aero Club intended for participants at the F.A.I. conference held in Bucharest in 1931.
Obverse: Light plane in flight through the sun's rays.
Reverse: Symbol and the word "OFFERT PAR L'AERO CLUB ROYAL DE ROUMANIE A __ (BLANK SHIELD) CONFERENCE F.A.I. BUCAREST 1931".
Circular: 125/32 x 2 9/16" (46 x 65mm)
1931-5-15
Bronze medal commemorating international aviation show at Stockholm.
Obverse: View of part of a plane from underneath and the words "INTERNATIONAL LUFTFARTS UTSTALLNING STOCKHOLM 15-31 MAY 1931".
Reverse: Blank.
Rectangular: 1 10/16 x 2 7/16" (42 x 62mm).
1931-6-5
Bronze medal commemorating flight across the South Atlantic by the German DO-X.
Obverse: Eagles and nude male figure standing over upper portion of globe. Around the circumference, the words "DO-X EUROPA SUED AMERIKAFLUG".
Reverse: DO-X in flight over the ocean and the words "UNTER KAPTAIN CHRISTIANSEN 1931". Also shows initials of artist "K.G." (Karl Goetz).
Circular: 1 13/32" (36mm) in diameter.
Captain Christiansen commanded the giant German seaplane, the Dornier DO-N, powered with 12 Curtiss Conqueror engines from Bolama port, Guinea to Natal, Brazil, May 30 to June 5, 1931. The DO-X was the world's largest heavier-than-air flying machine. It measured 131 feet in length and had a wing spread of 157 feet. In 1929 it carried 169 persons in an hour flight over Lake Constance, Switzerland.
1931-6-8
Bronze medal issued by Romanian Royal Aero Club to participants in International Air Rally at Bucharest in 1931.
Obverse: Emblem and the words "6 JUNE MCMXXX RECHEMAT DE POPORUL SEU REGELE CAROL II AT COBORATINACEST LOC". At the bottom in small letters "AERO CLUBUL REGAL AL ROMANIE".
Reverse: "L'AERO CLUB ROYAL DE ROUMANIE AUX PARTICIPANTS DE RALLYE AERIEN INTERNATIONAL 8 JUIN 1931 BUCAREST". At the bottom in small letters "E. VAN SAANEN. INV".
Pentagonal: Sides are 1" (41mm) long.
1931-10-1
Bronze medal commemorating passenger service between the Netherlands and the East Indies.
Obverse: Fanciful bird in flight facing left over a globe on which is shown the route of flight. Beneath, the legend "KONLUCHT VAARTMY" and the intertwined initials "CHJ".
Reverse: KLM symbols encircled by legend in a band around the border "OPENING WEKELIJKS CHEN LUCHTDIENST NEDERLAND INDIE 1 OCT. 1931".
Circular: 2" (61mm) in diameter.
1931-12
Bronze medal struck in honor of Paul Reynard.
Obverse: Profile bust and the words "PAUL REYNARD MINISTRE DES COLONIES" and the date "MCMXXXI". Also shows name of artist "P.M. Dammann".
Reverse: Profile in high relief of front end of biplane against a map showing the route from Paris to Saigon. Also shows the date "DECEMBRE MCMXXXI".
Circular: 2 3/4" (70mm) in diameter.
Paul Reynard, who championed the cause of air transportation between France and her colonies, was the French premier at the time of the French defeat and surrender to Germany. He was interned by the Petain government and imprisoned by the Germans from 1943 to 1945. After the war, he became a member of the French Assembly.
1932
Silver Argentine medal.
Obverse: Modern profile of pilot's head and partial front portion of plane.
Reverse: "PRIMER SALON DE AERONAUTICA" (First aeronautical exhibition). "INDICE DE MEJORAMIETO SOCIAL-ECONOMICO DEL PAIS" (Symbol of the social and economical betterment of the country). "ALTO EXPONENTS DE LA DEFENSA NACIONAL" (Lofty exponent of the national defense). "REPUBLICA ARGENTINA 1932".
Rectangular: 1 9/16 x 2 1/16" (40 x 53mm)
1932a
Bronze medal struck in Switzerland.
Obverse: Monoplane in flight over Lake Geneva and highway.
Reverse: Contains words "AUTAVIA DE LEMAN- 1932" over a gear wheel encircling the emblem "ASC". Also shows name of artist "HUGUENIN".
Circular: 1 9/16" (40mm) in diameter.
1932b
Brass composition medal given to participants in 1932 air races.
Obverse: Two winged heads approaching each other beneath a pylon and two planes rounding it. The legend is "NATIONAL AIR RACES 1932". " MERITORIOUS PARTICIPATION AWARD".
Reverse: A Ballanca in flight and the legend "HAPPY LANDINGS". "PRESENTED BY MISS FIDELITY HOME PORT WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA".
Circular: 1 7/16" (36mm) in diameter.
1932-5-21
Brass finish medal commemorating Amelia Earhart's flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932.
Obverse: Full flight bust and the name "Amelia Earhart". Artist's name, Aug. C. Frank, is at the base of the bust. Around the edge are the words "FIRST WOMAN IN THE WORLD TO FLY ALONE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN - MAY 21, 1932".
Reverse: Silhouette of a plane over the words "presented by Mayor Moore at the Gimbel banquet October 5th 1932". Beneath is the deal of Philadelphia. Around the edge are the words "Award of the City of Philadelphia".
Circular: 1" (26mm) in diameter.
May 20-21, 1932, Miss Earhart flew solo from Harbour Brace, Newfoundland to Culmore, Ireland, in a Lockheed Vaga, in 14 hours and 54 minutes. She had previously crossed the North Atlantic as a passenger in the seaplane "Friendship". Original in 3" diameter.
1932-5-21a
Sterling silver medal honoring the late Amelia Earhart.
Obverse: 3/4 profile of the helmeted pilot facing left. Around the perimeter, the information "AMELIA EARHART 1898 1937 FIRST LADY OF THE AIR". Also, the initials of the artist "R.A.W.".
Reverse: Shows her Lockheed Electra in flight against the background of North America. In the Pacific Ocean, the date of her flight "1935" and in the Atlantic Ocean, the date of her trans-Atlantic flight "1932". Also, has the initials of the issuing society"SCFC" and the date of issue "1966". Around the upper perimeter, the legend "FIRST WOMAN TO FLY ALONE / THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC / OCEANS". Around the lower perimeter, "DISAPPEARED ON SOLO / ROUND THE WORLD FLIGHT1937" and also, the initials of the artist "RAW".
Circular: 1½" (38mm) in diameter, with milled rim on which appears the membership number 0365.
The sculptor is Robert A. Wienman, recipient of the J. Stanford Saltus Award of the National Sculpture Society. The medal is the 5th struck by the Society Commemorative des Femmes Celebres, a closed commercial membership group, for whose 3223 members each limited issue is struck in sterling silver and numbered.
1932-5-21b
Fifth of the TWA "Milestones of Manned Flight"series, honoring Amelia Earhart for their Trans-Atlantic solo flight . Sterling Silver.
Obverse: Full face head over the name "AMELIA EARHART".
Reverse: Center shows her Lockheed Vega in flight over the Atlantic. At the top, around the perimeter, the legend "FIRST TRANS-ATLANTIC NONSTOP BY AVIATRIX" and at the bottom, the date "1932".
Circular: 1½" (40mm) in diameter. Rim is milled and carries the hallmark of the Birmingham Mint of England
The others in the series are Da Vinci, Montgolfiers, Wright Bros. Lindbergh, and Apollo 11. The same medal, in an oxidized silver finish, was distributed to TWA passengers as a promotional device.
1932-7-4
Bronze medal struck for Santos Dumont.
Obverse: Full face bust against background of eagle feathers. In panel around perimeter, the information "ALBERTON SANTOS DUMONT 20-7-1873 - 24-7-1932". Also shows name of artist at the base of the bust with year.
Reverse: Winged horse, with one hoof on top of the globe and the dates "12-7-1901 12-11-1906".
Circular: 2 9/16" (60mm) in diameter.
1932-8-23
Bronze plaque struck for the Third International Air Circuit of Europe.
Obverse: Monoplane in flight over legend "III CIRCUITO INTERNZIONALE D'EUROPE SCALO BELLINZONA 23 AGOSTO 1932".
Reverse: Blank.
Rectangular: 2 x 2 13/16" (50 x 72mm)
1933
Bronze medal struck to commemorate the first international alpine flight from Austria.
Obverse: Silhouettes of three planes over peaks of the Alps, bearing the date 1933. Around the rim are the words "ERSTER INTERNAT OSTERR ALPEN FLUG" (First International Austrian Alpine Flight). Also shows name of artist "A.H. Waldner".
Reverse: Blank.
Circular: 2 9/16" (65mm) in diameter.
1933a
Golden brass finish token distributed at Chicago World Fair.
Obverse: View of downtown Chicago with plane in flight. At top, the phrase "A CENTURY OF PROGRESS". Below an Indian head and "1833-1933-4 Chicago".
Reverse: An eagle in flight and the words "TAKE ME -FOR LUCK".
Circular: 1 5/16" (33mm) in diameter.
1933b
Bronze plaque issued by Royal Aero Club of Belgium for participants in 1933 international air meet.
Obverse: Eagle in flight over Knocke-Zoute. Also shows name of artist "JAQUE DUPON".
Reverse: "AERO CLUB ROYAL DE BELGIQUE-VITH RALLYE AERIEN KNOCKE-ZOUTE 1933".
Circular: 1 31/32 x 2½" (50 x 64mm).
1933c
Silver Argentine medal.
Obverse: Winged emblem and the words "ESCUADRILLA 'SOL DE MAYO' MCMXXXIII" (Squadron of the May sun).
Reverse: "PRIMER VUELO INTERNACIONAL EN ESCUADRILLA CON AVIONES ARGENTINOS" (1st international flight in squadron with Argentine aircraft). "BUENOS AIRES - RIO DE JANEIRO - MONTIVIDEA - BUENOS AIRES".
Rectangular: 1 1/116 x 1 9/32" (22 x 32mm), with scroll and link attachment at top.
1933d
Gilt medal issued by the Ligue Internationale des Aviateurs.
Obverse: Shows a reproduction of the "HARMON TROPHY" and the inscription "C B HARMON / AMERICAN PILOT / No. 6". Also shows the name of the artist "G. DEVREESE".
Reverse: In the center, the inscription "ERWAHLT / ROBERT PETSCHOW / ALS / MEISTERAERONAUTE / DER / DEUTSCHEN SEKTON / 1933". Around the perimeter "INTERNATIONALE FLEIGER-LIGA and AHRNMEDAILLE".
Circular: 3" (76mm) in diameter, with link attachment.
See 1930-9 for information on Harmon Trophy.
1933-6
Bronze medal commemorating General Balbo's mass flight from Rome to Chicago and return.
Obverse: Woman's head surrounded by words "CROCIERA AEREA DECENNALE ROMA-CHICAGO- NEW YORK-ROME". Also shows name of artist, R. Morbiducci.
Reverse: Around the edge are many planes, symbols for Rome, Iceland and Chicago and the numerals MCMXXXIII-XI. In the center are the words "REDIT ITALIA PER AETHERA MUSSOLINI DUCE BALBO DUCTORE".
Circular: 2 15/16" (59mm) in diameter..
In June 1933, General Italo Balbo led a squadron of 24 military planes from Orbetello, Italy to the Century of Progress exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, later to New York and then back to Rome. Stops were made in Iceland and many other countries. Mr. L.S. Werner, professional numismat of New York, witnessed the arrival in Chicago and says that Balbo was not with the Squadron when it arrived, as his plane had been delayed en route to Chicago.
1933-6a
Silver color medal commemorating General Italo Balbo's flight to the Chicago World's Fair in June 1933.
Obverse: Twin hull flying boat in flight and the words "CHICAGO WORLD FAIR 1933".
Reverse: Likeness of General Italo Balbo.
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter, with link attachment.
See 1933-6 for details of flight. Same medal in bronze without link attachment.
1933-6b
Bronze medal commemorating the arrival at Chicago of General Balbo's squadron of 24 planes.
Obverse: Group of planes in flight over building in modern design. Around lower border are the words "Italia A XI". Also shows name of artist "Johnson".
Reverse: Two nude male figures against a background of the City of Chicago. Around the border the words "A CENTURY OF PROGRESS. ESPOSIZIONE MONDIALE. CHICAGO. MCMXXXIII".
Circular: 1 5/16" (33mm) in diameter.
See 1933-6 for details of flight.
1933-6-11
Silver medal struck for the 1933 flight across the North Atlantic.
Obverse: Maps shows route traveled from Spain to Cuba to Mexico.
Reverse: In center "ESPANA / BARBERAN-COLLAR / MEXICO / 1933". Around the perimeter "VENCIO EN LA TIERRA VENCIO EN EL MAR VENCE EN EL AIRE".
Circular: 1 7/16" (37mm) in diameter.
Captain M. Barberan and Lieutenant J. Collar made the first non-stop flight from Spain to Cuba but were lost at sea as they continued their flight from Havana to Mexico City, their planned destination.
1933-12-30
Bronze medal commemorating flight from Holland to the East Indies.
Obverse: A pelican in flight over a portion of the globe with a line indicating the route flown. At the bottom, the date "1933".
Reverse: Around the rim, the legend "KERSTFLUCHT DED PELIKAAN - HOLLAND - INDIE" (Christmas flight). In the sun, at bottom center, HEEN 18-232 Dec. 33". In center, against of the crew, "SMIRNOFF, SOER, T. GROSFILD, BEUKERLING". (Heen is voyage out and Terug is voyage back).
Circular: 1" (41mm) in diameter.
This flight, in a Fokker F xviii, to bring Christmas mail to the Indies, was completed round-trip in 12 days and broke all existing records for the route.
1934
Bronze medal commemorating 1934 Alpine flight.
Obverse: Three planes over the Alps, with same design as #33, except that the words read "PFINGSTFLUG DURCH OESTERREICH 1934" (Whitsuntide flight through Austria). Also shows name of artist "R. Placht".
Reverse: Blank.
Circular: 2 9/16" (65mm) in diameter.
1934-10-12
Bronze medal struck for Aviation Exposition held in Milan Italy in 1934.
Obverse: Planes in flight over monument. Also name of artist "E. Monti".
Reverse: Head of Mussolini and royal symbols. Under the head, the phrase "ESPOSIZIONE DELL AERONAUTICA ITALIANA MILANO OCTOBER 12, 1934".
Circular: 1 9/32" (32mm) in diameter.
Has link attachment at top.
1934-10-20
Bronze medal struck in honor of the Dutch pilots who won the handicap portion of the London-Melbourne race in 1934.
Obverse: DC-2 in flight over part of route, over the words "UIVER (name of a stork-like bird) 3d. 18u. 17m. (3 days, 18 hours, 17 minutes) LONDEN-MELBOURNE 1934". Around edge, the name "KONINKLIJKE LUCHTVAART MAATSCHAPPIK" (Royal Dutch Airlines - KLM).
Reverse: Rising sun and palm leaf for victory and the legend, which translated is Homage to the courageous airmen Parmentier, Moll, Prins and van Brugge.
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter.
The race started from Mildenhall Suffolk, England on October 20, 1934. The speed section was won by C. W.A. Scott and T. Cambell Black in a de Haviland Comet. Parmentier and Moll flew a KLM Douglas DC-2, the forerunner of the famous DC-3.
1935
Medal struck in 1935 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Caproni's contributions to aviation.
Obverse: Profile bust surrounded by the words "GIANNI CAPRIONI". The initials "S.J.", presumably of the artist, also appear.
Reverse: Contains the words "XXV ANNI DI AVIAZIONE" (25 years of aviation), over the numbers "MCMX MCMXXXV".
Circular: 1 1/4" (32mm) in diameter. Slightly irregular.
1935a
Bronze medal commemorating 1935 Alpine flight.
Obverse: Plane over the Alps. Around the border the words "PFINGSTN IN OESTERREICH 1935". Also shows the name of the artist "K. Schieber".
Reverse: Blank.
Circular: 2 9/16" (65mm) in diameter.
1935b
Bronze medal struck for Italian bombing attack on Harrar in the war against Ethiopia.
Obverse: Shows antique weapons and a castle and the words "CONDAR LAGO TANA"and the dates "2 APRILE 12 APRILE". At top, the Roman numerals "A-XIV". Also shows name "Johnson".
Reverse: Shows number of tri-engine monoplanes releasing bombs and the legend "HARRAR 29 MARZO XIV". Also shows name of artist "E. Monti".
Circular: 1 3/4" (44mm) in diameter.
1935c
Cast Bronze medal commemorating the founding of the Junkers plant in Dessau, Germany.
Obverse: 4/5ths head view facing right, encircled by the information "PROFESSOR HUGO JUNKERS 1935".
Reverse: Shows eagle and over it, a four engine craft with the deep cantilever wing that Junker pioneered - possibly a Junkers 52. Around the circumference, the information "JUNKERSWERKE IN DESSAU, SCHOPFER D". (Creator of etc.).
Circular: 2 7/8" (73mm) in diameter.
The artist, whose name does not appear on the medal, was Karl Goetz. The medal is listed in Kienast's book as Opus 515. Junkers died in 1935.
1935d
Faience medallion, probably Meissen, struck in Germany in honor of sport flying clubs -rendered popular because of prohibition of military flying after WWI.
Obverse: In center shows three small planes in flight over the buildings of a city. In a panel around the perimeter, the legend: "N.S. GROSSFLUG TAG DRESDEN-HELLER * 1935" ( Great flying day at Dresden-Heller).
Reverse: In the center a winged swastika and the legend: "LUFTFARHT / HILFT / DEUTSCHELAND" (Flying helps Germany). In a panel around the perimete, the legend: "WERDET MITGLIED IM DEUTSCHEN LEFTSPORTVERBAND" (We come as members of the German Air Sport Association).
Circular: 1 15/32" (36mm) in diameter.
1935-9-14
Bronze medal struck for flying model meet in Rome, Italy.
Obverse: Three monoplanes in flight surrounded by the legend "CONCORSE NAZIONALE MODELLI VOLANT" (National flying model competition).
Reverse: Winged crest under a crown. The bottom of the crest carries the initials "ACI". In a panel around the perimeter is the information "REALE AERO CLUB D'ITALIA - ROMA 14-15 SETTEMBRE 1935".
Circular: 1½" (37mm) in diameter.
1935-11-9
Bronze medal struck in honor of Australia's greatest pilot.
Obverse: Full face bust in helmet with goggles in center. Around upper perimeter, the words "SIR CHARLES KINGSFORD-SMITH, AVIATOR". Beneath the bust, the dates of his birth and death "9th Feb. 1897-9th Nov. 1935". Also shows name of medal company "Stokes Melb." (Australia).
Reverse: A view of the famous tri-motor Fokker in flight above its name "THE SOUTHERN CROSS". Around the perimeter, a list of some of its great flights " ENGLAND - AUSTRALIA, TRANS-ATLANTIC, TRANS-TASMAN, TRANS-PACIFIC".
Circular: 2" (50mm) in diameter.
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