The 2008-P Bald Eagle Uncirculated Commemorative Silver Dollar was struck to commemorate the recovery of the Bald Eagles program in the United States. At one time, it was estimated that there were 100,000 nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in the United States. Then, in the 1960's it was estimated that as few as 400 nesting pairs existed due to poaching, habitat destruction and several other causes.
Obverse: The obverse features a large and beautiful bald eagle with its wings widely spread in flight. The obverse also has the inscriptions, "Liberty In God We Trust" and "2008."
Reverse: The reverse of the coins feature the American Seal used from 1782-1841. The seal shows a Bald Eagle holding a banner which indicates, "E Pluribus Unum." The reverse has the inscriptions, "United States of America" and "One Dollar."
Issue Date: January 15, 2008
Pre-Issue Price: $35.95 (January 15 - February 14, 2008)
Regular Issue Price: $37.95 (After January 15 - December 12, 2008)