In 1986, the United States Mint produced the biggest and heaviest silver coin of the United States, the Silver Eagle. The Silver Eagle is struck in 999 silver and weighs 31.10g.
The obverse of the coin shows the Walking Liberty. Liberty symbolizes the power and glory of American citizens. In her arms she carries oak and laurel branches, and draped around her shoulders is the flag of the United States. This design could originally be found on the American ½ dollar coins from 1916 to 1947. The word Liberty is engraved at the top, and at Liberty’s feet is the image of a rising sun.
Engraved on the right side is the inscription In God We Trust. At the bottom, the year of issue can clearly be seen. The reverse displays a bald eagle, an icon of America. The eagle is depicted with outstretched wings and a coat of arms shield. In its beak, the bird carries a banner with the inscription E Pluribus Unum(Out of many, one), the motto of the United States. In its claws it clutches a branch and a bundle of arrows, symbolising the United States’ military power. Above the eagle’s head sits a pyramid of 13 stars, commemorating the 13 founding states of 1776. Arching over this collection of stars reads United States of America.
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