The Frist transatlantic Mail Flight: Amsterdam-Curaçao 1934
Netherlands Antilles 25 Gulden 1994. "De Snip" Proof
The tri-motor called "de Snip," aFokker F-XVIII made a crossing from Amsterdam via Paramaribo, Suriname to Curaçao, carrying mail. The 6,875 mile journey, 2, 500 of it over water landed at Hato Airport 8 days after its departure from Schiphol Airport on December 22, 1934. Captain was J.J. Hongdong, co-pilot/navigator J.J. van Balkom, engineer L.D. Stolk, wireless operator S. v.d.Molen. The route was from Amsterdam via Marseille, Alicante, Casablanca, Cabo Verde, Paramaribo and Caracas.
Designer: J.C. Heckman
Diameter: 38 mm
Weight: 25 grams
Metal: .925 silver