The round's obverse bears Adolph Weinman's famous Walking Liberty design, which first appeared on American half dollars from 1916-1947 and was then revived for the Silver Eagle. Liberty wears a Phrygian cap, which identifies her as a freed slave, and is draped in the American flag as she steps confidently to the left side of this face. She carries laurel and oak branches, symbols of honors bestowed upon civilians and members of the military, respectively, in her left arm as she extends her right hand above the rising sun. Like the Silver Eagle, it has the word "LIBERTY" inscribed along the rim and the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," set off to the right. Unlike the nation's bullion coin, it does not have a date at the bottom. On the reverse is an adaptation of John Mercanti's Silver Eagle reverse design. Modeled after the Great Seal of the United States, it consists of an eagle guarding a union shield under thirteen stars, which represent the original states. Unlike the bullion coin, the shield has an inscription of the word "COPY" at the top. In the bird's beak is a ribbon that bears the inscription "E PLURIBUS UNUM" (From many, one). The bird also clutches arrows, symbols of America's willingness to defend her values, in one talon and an olive branch, which expresses a desire for peace, in the other. The inscription on the top half of the rim, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," is the same as the one on the Silver Eagle. As the round does not have a face value, inscriptions on the bottom half of the rim instead together read, "ONE TROY OUNCE .999 FINE SILVER."