First-in-Flight-Centennial-Commemorative-Silver-Dollar-Coin

First in Flight Centennial Commemorative Silver Dollar Coin

03 Apr 2020  Fri

The United States of America had issued this commemorative silver dollar with the theme of First in Flight Centennial. The commemorative coin was issued by the United States of America in the year 2003. It was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s historic flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

On 17th December 1903, two brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright; two American investors and pioneer of aviation were successful in flying the first airplane in the History. This invention had completely changed people from the experience of traveling to one place to another.

The surcharges issued from the sales of these coins will be donated to the First Flight Foundation. This price will be used for repairing, refurbishing, and maintaining the Wright Brothers National Memorial Park which also includes providing educational programs and exhibits for visitors.

The obverse of this coin depicts the bust of Orville and Wilbur Wright facing towards left. The reverse of this coin depicts the Wright brothers flying the first airplane.

Image courtesy: usmint.gov

Knowledge Base