On May 20-21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh literally flew into history when he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, thus becoming the first pilot to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris. This flight made Lindbergh a household name and catapulted him into fame and celebrity. The objects of popular culture in the National Collection display everything from ashtrays to wristwatches reflect the public adulation for Lindbergh and the powerful commercial response to his celebrity. More than 75 years after the Spirit's historic flight, Lindbergh's name still has the power help sell manufactured goods.
Gift of the Stanley King Family.
3-D Test: 3cm (1 3/16 in.)
A small medal with the Spirit of St. Louis flying towards the Statue of Liberty. The statue has both arms extended as if trying to grab the airplane. Below the airplane is a boat in the water with smoke coming from its stacks.
The reverse of the coin features an airplane with the number 140 on its side. Below the plane is the word "Chamberlin"