First in Flight Centennial Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Coin

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

These coins were offered in both proof and uncirculated condition. The Law also authorized the U.S. Mint to produce not more than 100,000 gold ten-dollar, 500,000 silver one-dollar, and 750,000 clad half-dollar coins.

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Recipient Organization: First Flight Foundation

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these coins was authorized to be paid to the First Flight Foundation for purposes of repairing, refurbishing, and maintaining the Wright Brothers National Memorial Park on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, including providing educational programs and exhibits for visitors.

Commemorative Coin Surcharges

Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.

Characteristics

Law states that the design on the coins "shall be emblematic of the first flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina."

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • WRIGHT MONUMENT
  • 2003

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • HALF DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

The composition is comprised of 92% copper and 8% nickel.

Related Information

Content last reviewed November 25, 2020