Law requiring eagle on reverse of certain coins?
When did the US Mint decide that they would no longer require an eagle on the reverse of MOST coin denominations over a dime?
I ask this because of all the different quarter designs over the last 23 years that have, for the most part, not had the required eaqle on the reverse.
Coinage Act of 1873 (in part):
It required that the obverse of each American coin be emblematic of Liberty, and that an eagle must appear on the reverse, except for the small-diameter cent, three-cent nickel, five-cent nickel, dime, gold dollar, and three-dollar piece, on which an eagle could not appear. It required the use of the country's name on the reverse, and of "E Pluribus Unum"