2008-S Bald Eagle US Mint Commemorative Proof Clad Half Dollar Coin


The obverse of the coin features two baby eaglets and an egg within a Bald Eagle nest. The inscriptions include “Liberty” and the date “2008” separated by a star with the motto “In God We Trust” below. The obverse was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Joseph Menna.

The reverse of the half dollar features the Bald Eagle “Challenger” with an American flag in the background. “Challenger” is a non-releasable Bald Eagle who has been trained to free fly at major events during the National Anthem. The reverse inscriptions read “E Pluribus Unum”, “Challenger”, “United States of America”, and “Half Dollar”. The reverse was designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Charles Vickers.

The Bald Eagle Half Dollars were minted at the San Francisco Mint in proof and uncirculated versions.

Coin Specifications

Designer: Susan Gamble (obverse), Donna Weaver (reverse)
Weight: 11.3400 g
Composition: 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel
Diameter: 30.61 mm
Maximum Authorized Mintage: 750,000

In stock