Montgolfier
Montgolfier
Art.No. 20508
Country Liberia
Year 2003
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver .925
Weight 25 g
Size 38.61 mm
Quality Proof
Mintage 5000 pcs

The Montgolfier Brothers, Joseph Michel and Jacques Etienne had have their first hot air balloon ready to fly in June 1783. The first public flight in September of their Montgolfiere balloon in front of King Ludwig XVI and Maria Antoinette with a sheep, a duck and a cockerel demonstrated their survival in the sky. On November 21th the first human air traveller flew in 1800 meters high 9 km in length over Paris.