Uncovering America's Heritage... Coin by Coin
2003 First Flight Commemorative
August, August, August! What a good month for flying! This is Peter with a new coin that's perfect for August. It's the 2003 First Flight commemorative coin, which comes in several denominations. There's a clad half dollar coin, a silver dollar, and this gold 10-dollar coin.
This series of coins honors the Wright brothers and the first time they got their new invention to fly. Their first flight was in 1903, 100 years ago. I remember my first flight. That was in the year...well, let's just say it was a long time ago...but less than 100 years!
So here we are in August, the month when the First Flight commemoratives have been released. And here are some other August events to think about.
Inventors create wonderful things. Thanks to inventors like the Wright brothers, even human beings can join me in soaring through the air!