Wilbur Wright flying a Wright 1907 Model Flyer at Camp d'Auvours artillery field near Le Mans, France, September 21, 1908. This flight set a world endurance record of one hour 31 minutes and 25 seconds over an estimated distance of 66 kilometers. The flight won the Aero Club of France prize. -- WSU
The reverse of the medallion shows a Wright flyer and the seal of the Aero Club of America.
Victor Brenner is better known for his portrait of Lincoln on the U.S. 1¢ coin. Here's a 1909 penny with Brenner's initials on the reverse, also in the Smithsonian collection.
The Wright BrothersThey take a tumble now and then,These brothers brave and bold,When something in the rudder breaksOr wires refuse to hold.But after every swift descentThey're always game and sayO, that was just because we muchPreferred to land that way.If they should lose their legs and arms,These aviators true,Would still continue their attemptsTo navigate the blue.They love to soar aloft and matchThe swallow in the flight.Their names are Wright because, you see,They're nearly always right.