Jaime Hernandez: In 2003 the U.S. Mint struck six different coins to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's first manned powered flight. They flew a powered airplane for the first time in December 17, 2003.
Obverse: The obverse depicts the two Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur. The coin has the inscriptions, Liberty, In God We Trust, Orville & Wilbur Wright, First Flight Centennial" and the years "1909 and 2003."
Reverse: The reverse of the coins shows the 1903 Flyer airplane. Above it is an eagle flying over the plane. It has the inscriptions, United States of America, E Pluribus Unum, Ten Dollars and the W mintmark.
Issue Date: August 1, 2003
Pre-Issue Price: $340.00
Regular Issue Price: $365.00
End of Sales: July 31, 2004
Maximum Authorized Mintage: 100,000
Weight: 16.7180 grams
Composition: 90% Gold; 10% Alloy
Diameter: 27 mm
The six different First Flight Commemorative coins struck in 2003 are as follows:
50c First Flight Half Dollar (Uncirculated)
50c First Flight Half Dollar (Proof)
$1 First Flight Dollar (Uncirculated)
$1 First Flight Dollar (Proof)
$10 First Flight Gold (Uncirculated)
$10 First Flight Gold (Proof)