The Classic American Silver Eagle Design
The American Silver Eagle obverse and reverse designs have not changed since 1986.
The obverse features the timeless Adolph A. Weinman “Walking Liberty” design that debuted in 1916 on the circulating half dollar coin. The image of Lady Liberty walking over the American Landscape, freely sharing the strength and prosperity of the symbols she bears will not change in 2021.
The reverse features the original John Mercanti design of a powerful Heraldic Eagle. A Union shield protects his breast as he clutches arrows and an olive branch. An inverted triangular field of thirteen stars appears over the eagle and bunting bearing the motto “E Pluribus Unum” is firmly gripped in his beak. This image will be either replaced or redesigned to incorporate the latest anti-counterfeiting technology.