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United States, 10 Dollars, 1908

 

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Saint-Gaudens was constantly seeking a more modern interpretation for traditional elements such as the motto "Out of many, one." This placement could imply the eagle carries the message on its back.

 

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This eagle's erect stance and strongly-feathered legs communicate a message about America's power to the modern observer.

 

 
 
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