This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
Free Gas balloon depicted on a 10 Franc piece during the siege of Paris.
Gift from the Library of Congress
Transferred from the Library of Congress, Science Division
Country of Origin: France
Dimensions: 3-D: 1.3 x 3cm (1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)
Physical Description:Copper 10 Franc coin; Obverse: relief of a free gas balloon depicted, embossed text "GT DE LA DEFENCE NATIONALE"; Reverse: embossed numeral "10" surrounded by a laurel leaf wreath.
Inventory number: A19720111000