Designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso, clad half-dollar obverses depict an Old West U.S. Marshal with a rifle and horse opposite of a present-day female deputy U.S. Marshal in tactical gear. Inscriptions read LIBERTY, 1789-2014, 2015 and IN GOD WE TRUST.
Reverses have elements representing pivotal issues in American history, and tie the Marshals to the United States Constitution. Designed by the late Susan Gamble and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, they depict Lady Justice holding the scale of justice in her left hand and the U.S. Marshals Service star in her right. Next to Lady Justice is a copy of the United States Constitution, a stack of school books, handcuffs and a whiskey jug, objects symbolizing well-known areas of responsibility in the history of the U.S. Marshals Service. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM and HALF DOLLAR.