Gold Eagle Reverse Type-1 Design
The reverse side features the namesake of the coin, American Eagles. Designed by the American sculptor, then Miley Busiek, now Miley Tucker-Frost, in 1986. A family of bald eagles in a nest is the focal image, with the male bald eagle soaring above the nest clutching an olive branch in its talons. The female eagle awaits with her young, vigilantly standing guard over the young hatchlings in the nest with her wings protectively encircling two eaglets, representing the strength and importance of families. The reverse inscriptions read, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” at the top of the coin.
The Mottos, “IN GOD WE TRUST,’ is on the right, and “E PLURIBUS UNUM, Latin for “out of many, one,” is on the left. The coin specifications are at the bottom with the face value and weight of the coin. This combination of a classic and modern coin design has proven to be a winner. Since its release in 1986, the American Gold Eagle instantly became one of the most popular gold coins in the world, and has retained this original, iconic design for over 32 years.