2012 American Silver Eagle
The obverse features a modified version of the famous “Walking Liberty” design of A.A. Weinman. Wearing a cape and gown fashioned in the manner of the American Flag, Liberty strides towards the sunrise. The word LIBERTY at the edge of the upper half of the coin. The motto “In God We Trust” appears to the right of Liberty, and the date is under her feet.
The reverse is artist John Mercanti’s interpretation of the Great Seal of the United States. The heraldic Bald Eagle with the Union Shield upon its chest holds an olive branch in one talon, and three arrows in the other. It grasps a ribbon with the motto “E Pluribus Unum” in its beak. Thirteen stars, representing the original Thirteen Colonies, are arranged in an inverted triangle above the eagle’s head. Around the upper edge of the 2012 American Silver Eagle is inscribed “United States of America”, while the lower edge bears the weight and denomination of the coin: “1 Oz Fine Silver – One Dollar.” To the right of the eagle’s tail are the initials of the artist.