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, as well as on the iconic Flying Eagle Cent.
On most American coins though it is shown in its heraldic form.
|Disme 1792||unknown||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA DISME|
|Half Disme 1792||unknown||HALF DISME * UNI · STATES OF AMERICA|
|One Cent 1856 Flying Eagle||2,000||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1856|
|One Cent 1857 Flying Eagle||17,450,485||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1857|
|One Cent 1858 Flying Eagle||24,600,300||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1858|
|Quarter Dollar 1916 Standing Liberty||52,000||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1916|
|Quarter Dollar 1917 Standing Liberty||37,857,600||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1917|
|Quarter Dollar 1918 Standing Liberty||32,692,000||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1918|
|Quarter Dollar 1919 Standing Liberty||15,104,000||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1919|
|Quarter Dollar 1920 Standing Liberty||37,826,400||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1920|
|Quarter Dollar 1921 Standing Liberty||1,916,000||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1921|
|Quarter Dollar 1923 Standing Liberty||11,076,000||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1923|
|Quarter Dollar 1924 Standing Liberty||16,892,000||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1924|
|Quarter Dollar 1925 Standing Liberty||12,280,000||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1925|
|Quarter Dollar 1926 Standing Liberty||15,732,000||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1926|
|Quarter Dollar 1927 Standing Liberty||13,284,000||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1927|
|Quarter Dollar 1928 Standing Liberty||10,607,600||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1928|
|Quarter Dollar 1929 Standing Liberty||14,262,000||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1929|
|Quarter Dollar 1930 Standing Liberty||7,188,000||LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRVST 1930|