On that particular year, the United States Mint published only one commemorative coin series, which was the Bald Eagle Commemorative Coins, which were struck in 2008. The United States Mint announced that the program would be available for purchase on January 15th.
The United States Mint struck each of these to both proof and uncirculated form, resulting in a total of six distinct strikes that were made as a part of the series.
The gold coins were 90% gold and the silver dollars 90% silver, as expected for such commemoratives. Maximum mintages were 100,000 gold, 500,000 silver, and 750,000 half dollar clad coins.
Public Law 108-486, also known as the American Bald Eagle Recovery and National Emblem Commemorative Coin Act, was the legislation that ultimately gave the coins their authorization.
The obverse of the Bald Eagle $5 Gold Coin shows two juvenile eaglets on a branch. It was created by AIP Master Designer Susan Gamble and carved by US Mint Medallic Sculptor Phebe Hemphill. The back features the present US Great Seal. Don Everhart created the reverse for the US Mint.
An AIP Master Designer Joel Iskowitz-designed adult eagle soaring across the sky is sculpted by Don Everhart for the Bald Eagle Silver Dollar's obverse. The reverse shows the 1782-1841 US Great Seal. Jim Licaretz, US Mint Medallic Sculptor, created it.
In conclusion, Susan Gamble was responsible for the design of the obverse of the Bald Eagle Half Dollar Clad Coin, while Joseph Menna, a medallic sculptor at the United States Mint, was the one who rendered the design.
There are two baby eagles in the nest, and there's still one more egg that hasn't hatched yet. United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Charles Vickers and AIP Associate Designer Donna Weaver collaborated on the design of the renowned Bald Eagle "Challenger" seen on the reverse.