Information about effigy: American Eagle

American Eagle

The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of America, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.

The eagle appears in flight on some early dollar coins, while on other coins it is standing.

On most American coins though it is shown in its heraldic form.

American Eagle - showing 100 of 177 coins (Page 1 of 2)
NameMintageLegend
Half Dime 1794 Flowing Hair 7,756 ******** LIBERTY ******* 1794
Half Dime 1795 Flowing Hair 78,660 ******** LIBERTY ******* 1795
Quarter Dollar 1796 Draped Bust 6,146 ******** LIBERTY ******* 1796
One Dime 1796 Draped Bust 22,135 ******** LIBERTY ******* 1796
Half Dime 1796 Draped Bust 10,230 ******** LIBERTY ******* 1796
Half Dime 1797 Draped Bust 44,527 ******** LIBERTY ******* 1797
One Dime 1797 Draped Bust 25,261 ********* LIBERTY ******* 1797
One Dime 1809 Capped Bust 51,065 ************* 1809
One Dime 1811 Capped Bust 65,180 ************* 1811
One Dime 1814 Capped Bust 421,500 ************* 1814
Quarter Dollar 1815 Capped Bust 89,235 ************* 1815
Quarter Dollar 1818 Capped Bust 361,174 ************* 1818
Quarter Dollar 1819 Capped Bust 144,000 ************* 1819
One Dime 1820 Capped Bust 942,587 ************* 1820
Quarter Dollar 1820 Capped Bust 127,444 ************* 1820
One Dime 1821 Capped Bust 1,186,512 ************* 1821
Quarter Dollar 1821 Capped Bust 216,851 ************* 1821
One Dime 1822 Capped Bust 100,000 ************* 1822
Quarter Dollar 1822 Capped Bust 64,080 ************* 1822
Quarter Dollar 1823 Capped Bust 17,800 ************* 1823
One Dime 1823 Capped Bust 440,000 ************* 1823
Quarter Dollar 1824 Capped Bust 168,000 ************* 1824
One Dime 1824 Capped Bust 100,000 ************* 1824
One Dime 1825 Capped Bust 510,000 ************* 1825
Quarter Dollar 1825 Capped Bust unknown ************* 1825
Quarter Dollar 1827 Capped Bust 4,000 ************* 1827
One Dime 1827 Capped Bust 1,215,000 ************* 1827
One Dime 1828 Capped Bust 125,000 ************* 1828
Quarter Dollar 1828 Capped Bust 102,000 ************* 1828
One Dime 1829 Capped Bust 770,000 ************* 1829
Half Dime 1829 Capped Bust 1,230,000 ************* 1829
Half Dime 1830 Capped Bust 1,240,000 ************* 1830
One Dime 1830 Capped Bust 510,000 ************* 1830
Half Dime 1831 Capped Bust 1,242,700 ************* 1831
Quarter Dollar 1831 Capped Bust 398,000 ************* 1831
One Dime 1831 Capped Bust 771,350 ************* 1831
Quarter Dollar 1832 Capped Bust 320,000 ************* 1832
Half Dime 1832 Capped Bust 965,000 ************* 1832
One Dime 1832 Capped Bust 522,500 ************* 1832
Half Dime 1833 Capped Bust 1,370,000 ************* 1833
One Dime 1833 Capped Bust 485,000 ************* 1833
Quarter Dollar 1833 Capped Bust 156,000 ************* 1833
Quarter Dollar 1834 Capped Bust 286,000 ************* 1834
One Dime 1834 Capped Bust 635,000 ************* 1834
Half Dime 1834 Capped Bust 1,480,000 ************* 1834
Quarter Dollar 1835 Capped Bust 1,952,000 ************* 1835
Half Dime 1835 Capped Bust 2,760,000 ************* 1835
One Dime 1835 Capped Bust 1,410,000 ************* 1835
Half Dime 1836 Capped Bust 1,900,000 ************* 1836
Quarter Dollar 1836 Capped Bust 472,000 ************* 1836
One Dime 1836 Capped Bust 1,190,000 ************* 1836
Half Dime 1837 Capped Bust 871,000 ************* 1837
One Dime 1837 Capped Bust 359,500 ************* 1837
Quarter Dollar 1837 Capped Bust 252,400 ************* 1837
Quarter Dollar 1838 Capped Bust 366,000 ************* 1838
Quarter Dollar 1838 Seated Liberty 466,000 ************* 1838
Quarter Dollar 1839 Seated Liberty 491,146 ************* 1839
Quarter Dollar 1840 Seated Liberty 613,327 ************* 1840
Quarter Dollar 1841 Seated Liberty 572,000 ************* 1841
Quarter Dollar 1842 Seated Liberty 857,000 ************* 1842
Quarter Dollar 1843 Seated Liberty 1,613,600 ************* 1843
Quarter Dollar 1844 Seated Liberty 1,161,200 ************* 1844
Quarter Dollar 1845 Seated Liberty 922,000 ************* 1845
Quarter Dollar 1846 Seated Liberty 510,000 ************* 1846
Quarter Dollar 1847 Seated Liberty 1,102,000 ************* 1847
Quarter Dollar 1848 Seated Liberty 146,000 ************* 1848
Quarter Dollar 1849 Seated Liberty 356,000 ************* 1849
Quarter Dollar 1850 Seated Liberty 602,800 ************* 1850
Quarter Dollar 1851 Seated Liberty 248,000 ************* 1851
Quarter Dollar 1852 Seated Liberty 273,060 ************* 1852
Quarter Dollar 1853 Seated Liberty 16,577,220 *************←1853 →
Quarter Dollar 1854 Seated Liberty 13,864,000 *************←1854 →
Quarter Dollar 1855 Seated Liberty 3,429,400 *************←1855 →
Quarter Dollar 1856 Seated Liberty 8,518,000 ************* 1856
Quarter Dollar 1857 Seated Liberty 10,906,000 ************* 1857
Quarter Dollar 1858 Seated Liberty 8,009,300 ************* 1858
Quarter Dollar 1859 Seated Liberty 1,684,000 ************* 1859
Quarter Dollar 1860 Seated Liberty 1,249,400 ************* 1860
Quarter Dollar 1861 Seated Liberty 4,950,600 ************* 1861
Quarter Dollar 1862 Seated Liberty 999,550 ************* 1862
Quarter Dollar 1863 Seated Liberty 192,060 ************* 1863
Quarter Dollar 1864 Seated Liberty 114,070 ************* 1864
Quarter Dollar 1865 Seated Liberty 100,300 ************* 1865
Quarter Dollar 1866 Seated Liberty 45,525 ************* 1866
Quarter Dollar 1867 Seated Liberty 68,625 ************* 1867
Quarter Dollar 1868 Seated Liberty 126,000 ************* 1868
Quarter Dollar 1869 Seated Liberty 92,600 ************* 1869
Quarter Dollar 1870 Seated Liberty 95,740 ************* 1870
Quarter Dollar 1871 Seated Liberty 160,950 ************* 1871
Quarter Dollar 1872 Seated Liberty 288,800 ************* 1872
Quarter Dollar 1873 Seated Liberty 1,656,762 *************←1873 →
Quarter Dollar 1874 Seated Liberty 863,900 *************←1874 →
Quarter Dollar 1875 Seated Liberty 5,113,500 ************* 1875
Twenty Cents 1875 1,327,990 ************* 1875
Quarter Dollar 1876 Seated Liberty 31,357,150 ************* 1876
Twenty Cents 1876 25,900 ************* 1876
Quarter Dollar 1877 Seated Liberty 24,099,710 ************* 1877
Twenty Cents 1877 (Proof only) 350 ************* 1877
Twenty Cents 1878 (Proof only) 600 ************* 1878
Quarter Dollar 1878 Seated Liberty 3,396,800 ************* 1878
Showing 1 to 100 of 177 Coins.
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American Eagle: Details
Year1794
CountryUnited States
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