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2003-W $10 First Flight (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS70

PCGS MS70

PCGS MS69
PCGS #:
21003
Diameter:
26.92 millimeters
Designer:
Donna Weaver/Norman E. Nemeth
Weight:
16.72 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
10,009
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$1,380 • NGC MS70 • 9-21-2004 • Heritage
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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)