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CNG 91, Lot: 1708. Estimate $150.
Sold for $180. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

UNITED STATES. Orville and Wilbur Wright, aviators. 1871-1948 and 1867-1912, respectively. Æ Plaque (80x56mm, 159.17 g, 12h). Commemorating the Achievements of the Famous Aviators and Inventors. By C. E. Barber and G. T. Morgan. Dated 4 March 1909. Busts of Orville and Wilbur left; ORVILLE/WRIGHT to upper left, RESOLUTION/OF CONGRESS/MARCH 4/1909 to lower left, great seal of the United States to upper right, WILBUR/WRIGHT to lower right; in three lines in exergue, IN · RECOGNITION · AND · APPRECIATION/OF · THEIR · ABILITY · COURAGE · AND/SUCCESS · IN · NAVIGATING · THE · AIR / “SHALL · MOUNT · UP · WITH · WINGS · AS · EAGLES”, Genius of Aviation flying right, holding torch. Baldwin’s 67, lot 2657. EF.

Duplicates from the Kisch Medal Collection sold on behalf of the American Numismatic Society.