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Check, Orteig Prize, Charles A. Lindbergh
$25,000 illuminated check; Spirit of St. Louis depicted in upper left corner; American flag depicted in lower right corner. Laurel leaf in green borders outside edge of check; framed and encapsulated
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
This check was presented to Charles A. Lindbergh for completing the New York to Paris flight, May 1927.