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american silver eagle is the official silver bullion of the u.s. and has an obverse design of the walking liberty and the heraldic eagle for the reverse. the american silver eagle obverse design was taken from the "half dollar" walking liberty designed by adolph a. weinman and the reverse was designed by john mercanti.

weinman created a revolution of sorts when he designed something fresh and different. the design was radically different from the earlier seated liberty. weinman portrayed a glorious lady liberty walking towards the rising sun, carrying branches of laurel and oak, symbolizing civil and military glory. the hand of the figure was outstretched in bestowal of the spirit of liberty.

with so much history behind it and its iconic image in public minds, the walking liberty design was revived much later for the american silver eagle. the reverse of the silver eagle designed by the twelfth chief engraver of the u.s. mint, john m. mercanti in 1986, depicted the heraldic eagle with 13 five-pointed stars symbolizing the first 13 colonies. the american silver eagle has been minted every year from 1986 in the bullion version and the uncirculated and proof versions.

@csn we have a collection of american silver eagles from 1986 till date.