MERCANTI - AN EXQUISITE 2001 SILVER DOLLAR. The name "American Silver Eagle" comes from the coin's reverse-designed by John M. Mercanti-which features an eagle perched behind a shield. It carries arrows and an olive branch in its talons.John Mercanti produced more coin and medal designs than any other employee in the history of the U. He designed the American Eagle platinum obverse and American Silver Eagle Reverse. His name now is listed with other notable U. Mint Designers and Chief Engravers such as, Gobrecht, Christian, Charles Barber, George Morgan, Augustus Saint Gaudens, Bela Lyon Pratt, James Earle Fraser and Victor David Brenner. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "smdcollectibles" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.