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Interesting Facts About U.S. Silver Eagles:
-- The U.S. 1-Oz. Silver Eagle, introduced in 1986, is the largest silver dollar in U.S. history. No previous U.S. Mint coin had contained so much silver, even the hefty U.S. Trade Dollar used overseas in the 19th century.
-- John Mercanti designed the U.S. Silver Eagle, adapting the heraldic eagle and 13 stars from early U.S. silver dollars and re-introducing arrows in the eagle's talons, balanced by an olive branch.
-- The Silver Eagle features the Presidential Seal on the reverse. It is a splendid adaptation of another classic U.S. design that's appeared in various forms on U.S. coins since the beginning of the 19th century.
-- On the obverse is the famous Walking Liberty revived from classic silver half dollars, often called the most beautiful American silver coin design.