The strong and impressive Bald Eagle was designated as America’s national emblem by our Founding Fathers in 1782. Yet just 35 years ago, this revered bird stood at the brink of extinction – until the 1973 Endangered Species Act saved this national symbol as well as many other threatened species of American wildlife.
- Our proud national emblem since 1782!
- Nearly extinct 35 years ago, Bald Eagles were removed from the Endangered Species list in 2007
- Clad Proof half dollar features baby eaglets 2-3 days old in a nest with an unhatched egg
- Reverse depicts Challenger, lost from a nest during 1989 storm and raised by the American Eagle Foundation
- Only 120,180 pieces were issued.
Get this patriotic one-year-only coin and make your American pride soar!
- Material: Silver
- Mint Mark: San Francisco
- Product Type: Single Products
- Commemorative Series: Bald Eagle (2008)
- Year: 2008