It came as no surprise to former U.S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver John
Mercanti that his Heraldic Eagle reverse that has appeared on the
American Eagle silver bullion coin since 1986 might someday be replaced.
The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee has discussed the
possibility over at least the past three years, and plans to make a
formal proposal in April for a design switch.
Read in the March 31 weekly edition of Coin World about the
CCAC’s reasoning for the substitution.