The obverse design features A.A. Weinman's "Walking Liberty," introduced on the Walking Liberty silver half-dollar which was minted from 1916-1947. "Liberty," "In God We Trust," and the year is also inscribed on the obverse.
The reverse design features an eagle grasping an olive branch in one talon and arrows in the other. The eagle is situated behind a shield, and under 13 stars representing the original thirteen colonies. The Design is by sculptor John Mercanti.