First flight from Malta
The coin commemorates an important milestone in Maltese aviation history — the 100 years since the first flight from Malta.
It was on 13 February 1915 that Captain Kilmer took off from the Grand Harbour on a seaplane that was carried by HMS Ark Royal.
The plane landed in the harbour after a 55-minute flight.
The coin depicts Captain Kilmer’s seaplane with Senglea Point, a prominent feature in the Grand Harbour, in the background.
At the top the inscription ‘FIRST FLIGHT FROM MALTA’ in semi-circle.
At the right the years ‘1915-2015’.
At the bottom left the inscription ‘100TH ANNIVERSARY’ and at the bottom the initials of the designer ‘NGB’ (Noel Galea Bason).