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The Eagles on Our Coins

 

Happy 4th of July from the Stamp and Coin Place! In honor of the holiday, here’s a quick look at some of the different forms the bald eagle, our country’s national symbol, has taken on our coins over the years.

 

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The eagle on the reverse of an 1877 trade dollar. (Have you read our story about the silver trade dollars?)

 

 

 

 

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Very large eagle design on the reverse of a 1925 silver Peace Dollar.

 

 

 

 

 

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Reverse of an 1835 silver Capped Bust half-dollar

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Most eagle designs are on the reverse of our coins, but this 1858 Flying Eagle cent features the eagle on the obverse.

 

 

 

 

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This 1946 Walking Liberty half-dollar features a very large and dynamic eagle on the reverse.

 

 

 

 

 

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This very stylized eagle is on the reverse of a 2011 Walking Liberty silver dollar bullion coin.

 

 

 

 

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This 1889 Morgan Dollar features one of the best known eagle designs in American coins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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While the eagle is usually shown in a static position, this 1927 Standing Liberty quarter shows a flying eagle on the reverse.

 

 

 

 

 

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The eagle on the reverse of this 1935 silver Washington quarter is probably the most familiar to the vast majority of Americans.

 

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