The 2003 First Flight Silver Proof Dollar was issued to celebrate the centennial of the first powered, manned flight. This was the only commemorative coin program for the year.
The obverse of the Silver Proof Dollar features a portrait of Orville and Wilbur Wright facing left. The inscriptions on the coin include “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, “1903”, “2003”, and “Orville & Wilbur Wright”. The design is by T. James Ferrell.
The reverse features the Wright 1903 Flyer, in flight above the dunes at Kill Devil Hill. Above the Flyer is the inscription “One Dollar”, with “United States of America” and “E Pluribus Unum” appearing on the dunes below. The reverse was designed by Norman E. Nemeth.
The First Flight Silver Proof Dollars were produced at the Philadelphia Mint; coin is encapsulated.
This coin is proof quality, which means it meets the finest standards in the industry for both beauty and craftsmanship, carefully designed to represent the best possible versions of the original model.