1996 Walking Liberty Silver Eagle Coin
The American Silver Eagle is considered by many to be the most beautiful coin in production today. Its design is taken directly from one of the most popular and iconic coins in U.S. history, Adolph A. Weinman's 1916-1947 Walking Liberty half dollar. The reverse side of the coin features a new design created especially for the American Silver Eagle by John Mercanti, chief engraver for the U.S. Mint. It depicts a proud heraldic eagle placed directly below the thirteen stars representing the original thirteen colonies. By combining the classic with the contemporary, the American Silver Eagle coin is able to capture the unique spirit of our nation: taking pride in our history while moving purposefully into our future.