Celebrating the story of manned flight, from the first fearless pioneers to the crowded skies of today, Reaching for the Sky makes four stopovers at the most important stages in the history of air travel. The series takes off in the shape of The Dream of Flight, which illustrates how the fantasy of flight eventually became reality.
|Mint||Münze Österreich, Austria|
|Purity||925 / 1000|
|Dimensions (diameter, thickness)||34 mm
|Face Value||EUR 20
|Silver Content||20,74 g (2/3 oz)
From Enlightenment France, fast forward to late 19th-century Prussia and Otto Lilienthal’s bird-like gliders, one of which features on the coin’s reverse, while a collage depicting Icarus, wearing one of Leonard da Vinci’s winged constructions, and the Montgolfier brothers’ famous balloon is depicted on its obverse. Known as the ‘flying man’, Lilienthal was the first person to make successful flights using gliders.
|Tax||Price including VAT.|
|Preservation||PP: Proof coin struck using a special, high-quality minting process, and made especially for collectors. Modern proof coins often have mirror-like fields and frosted devices.|