To mark the 35th anniversary of the American Eagle coin series, the most popular series in the world, the United States mint has come up with a new design. The US Mint announced its intention to overhaul the reverse design of the coins in 2019. Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new design did not get ready for production until mid-2021. So 2022 is the first year with this totally new reverse element on the beautiful Silver Eagle coin.
The new visual has been designed by Emily Damstra, an artist who thrives on representing nature in all its form. When it was announced that the design from John Mercanti would be changed, the news sent shockwaves through the entire coin community.
However, the result is quite spectacular. Through her art, Emily Damstra has been able to explore subjects as diverse as ecology, botany, archaeology and zoology like here, with the design of the eagle. She has always lived in the Great Lakes region where she gained inspiration from.
In this visual on the reverse side of the coin, the Eagle is represented clutching a large oak branch with the intention of constructing a nest. The majestic bald eagle is approaching landing with its wings wide-open.
Inscriptions are: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “1 OZ. FINE SILVER,” and “ONE DOLLAR.”
For the obverse, the classic Walking Liberty design by Adolph A. Weinman is and has long been a collector favorite. It depicts Liberty in full stride, enveloped in folds of the flag, with her right hand extended and branches of laurel and oak in her left hand. Refreshed in 2021, thanks to technological advancements in the design and minting process, it now encompasses some of Weinman’s original details that were not previously possible. Inscriptions are “LIBERTY,” “2022,” and “IN GOD WE TRUST.”
The coins’ added security features include a reeded edge variation. It is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity bearing an image of the obverse.
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