The silver American Eagle was borrowed from an older American coin. The image of “Walking Liberty,” located on the front of the silver American Eagle, first debuted in 1916 on the half-dollar coin designed by Adolph Weinman. The reverse (back), designed by John Mercanti, depicts a heraldic eagle with shield carrying an olive branch and arrows in its talons.
- Silver Content: 1 oz.
- Gross Weight: 31.101g
- Composition: 99.93% silver, 0.07% copper
- Coin Diameter: 1.598 in. (40.6mm)
- Thickness: 2.98 mm
- Mint Dates: 1986 – present