20 francs - First transalpine flight 1913
Series: Switzerland - Silver 20 franc coins
On 24th January 2013 Federal Mint Swissmint has issued the new commemorative silver coin 'First complete transalpine flight' dedicated to the daredevil flight across the Alps by the Swiss Oskar Bider. In 1913, the Swiss Oskar Bider was the first pilot to complete the flight across the Alps from Bern via Domodossola to Milan. To this day, Oskar Bider is regarded as the pioneering pilot who paved the way for Swiss commercial aviation. Swissmint is commemorating him with an official silver coin. The coin has a face value of 20 Swiss francs and was designed by Swiss illustrator Angelo Boog and is available in 'uncirculated' and 'proof coin' qualities in a presentation case at our online-shop or from selected coin dealers and banks. On 22nd June 2013, Swissmint will hand over a model of the commemorative coin in a symbolic gesture to the organisers on the occasion of the anniversary celebrations for Oskar Bider in Langenbruck in the Canton of Basel-Landschaft (Basle Land), the site of his grave.