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Members of Numis Network’s Silver Coin of the Month Club received
their 2012 American Silver Eagles from the West Point Mint. Often considered
to be one of the most beautiful coins ever produced, the Silver Eagle’s design is
based on Adolph A. Weinman’s “Walking Liberty,” introduced on the 1917 silver
half-dollar.

Born in 1870, Weinman was an architectural sculptor who is most recognized for
his work designing both the Walking Liberty half dollar and the Mercury dime.

A former student of the renowned Irish-American sculptor Augustus Saint-
Gaudens, Weinman attracted the attention of the US Mint after his work designing
various medals for the United States military.