This crossing was achieved by using only internal means of navigation: a modified sextant and a course corrector. The design shows the representation of one of the three Fairey III biplanes that were used to accomplish the flight between Lisboa and Rio de Janeiro. The edge inscription reads «TRAVESSIA DO ATLÂNTICO SUL» (English – CROSSING OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC). Below the plane, the inscription «PORTUGAL 1922-2022». The Mintmark will be “CASA DA MOEDA”, the Portuguese name of the Mint.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.
Subject of commemoration
The 100th anniversary of the crossing the South Atlantic Ocean by air, achieved in 1922 by Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral
Date of issue
1 000 000 coins