Collectible Coin Honors Curtiss Jenny
Now you can own a collectible coin picturing the first US airmail plane and first mass-produced US plane. First manufactured to train Allied pilots during World War I, more than 6,000 Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" planes were produced by the end of the war. The single engine Jenny became the most widely used and recognizable model during the war and flew at a top speed of 80 mph with a range of 175 miles. Maximum altitude for these early planes was about 11,000 feet.
On May 15, 1918, modified Curtiss JN-4D Jennys took off from New York City and Washington, DC, inaugurating the new US Airmail service. This day, in addition to the Jenny's wartime service, gave the plane a permanent place in the history books and made it one of the most well-known planes in the world. This coin commemorates the Curtiss Jenny's outstanding contributions to US mail and aviation history will make a neat addition to your collection.