Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by JCB, Aug 7, 2019.
Can anyone give me some info on this coins?
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The eagles head is normally toward the eagles right (viewers left) because in heraldry, and most cultures, the right is the preferred or dominant side. You will sometimes see the nonsense written about the great seal of the US that "iIn times of war the eagles head is turned to its left facing the arrows of war." You will never find an image of the great seal, even from images made during times of war, that have the eagles head facing to its left. The head never turns. In proper heraldry the olive branch is placed in the eagles right talon to indicate a preference for peace (olive branch for peace in dominant right talon). Our early heraldic eagle coins were in error in a Heraldic sense as they have the arrows for war in the right or preferred talon.
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