Update From the United States Mint 10/1/2020: New Silver Eagle Reverse Design Revealed
On October 1, 2020, the United States Mint revealed the new reverse design that will appear on American Silver Eagles in mid-2021. The Mint will also release some 2021 Brilliant Uncirculated issues featuring John Mercanti's original reverse design, with the new reverse being released later in 2021.
The new reverse design offers a fresh perspective on a numismatic icon. The reverse still features a bald eagle, but this time, about to land from a flight. The eagle grasps an oak branch between its claws, perhaps to build its nest. This reverse design was crafted by Emily Damstra, a member of the Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP), and was sculpted by Mint artist Michael Gaudioso.