First Flight Centennial Commemorative Coins that were issued in 2003

In 2003, the US Mint released just the First Flight Centennial Commemorative Coins. The coins commemorated 100 years since the Wright Brothers flew in Kitty Hawk, NC.

According to the provisions of the First Flight Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 105-124), each of these three coins was struck to both proof and uncirculated state. This was done in order to comply with the requirements of the law.

According to the provisions of the Act, the designs were required to be "emblematic of the first flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903."

As a result, Orville and Wilbur Wright are shown on the obverse of the $10 gold coin. United States Mint artist and engraver Donna Weaver created its design. Weaver also created the reverse design, which features an illustration of the Wright 1903 Flyer in flight.

James Ferrell, a sculptor and engraver for the United States Mint, is responsible for designing the profile image of the brothers that is shown on the Silver Dollar. George T. was the inspiration for this.

The design of Morgan was utilized for the Congressional Medal that was presented to the brothers in the year 1909. A sculptor and engraver for the United States Mint named Norman E. Nemeth was responsible for designing the reverse, which also features the Wright 1903 Flyer.

The final design for the obverse of the Clad Half Dollar was created by John Mercanti, a sculptor and engraver for the United States Mint. This design represents an upward-looking perspective of the Wright Monument, which is located on top of Big Kill Devil Hill.

This particular iteration of the Wright 1903 Flyer, which was designed by Donna Weaver, is presented on the reverse side of the product.

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