In celebration of the American Bald Eagle being removed from the endangered species list, a special commemorative coin program was enacted. The 2008 Bald Eagle commemorative program was created to generate funds for the not-for-profit American Eagle Foundation of Tennessee and is one of three denominations in the commemorative program along side a silver dollar and a gold $5 coin.
The obverse was designed by Susan Gamble & Joseph Menna and features two baby eaglets settled in a nest with an unhatched egg. To the lower right on a leaf are the sculptor's initials “JFM” and in the lower left on a branch are the designer's initials “SG”.
The reverse was designed by Donna Weaver & Charles Vickers and features The famous eagle "Challenger" with the American flag in the background. Just below the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is the mint mark “S” for San Francisco. On the bottom of the eagle's breast are the sculptor's initials “CLV” and on the lower right wing are the designer's initials “DW”.
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