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1934–1938 50 Cents Silver Texas Independence Centennial Commemorative AU–BU
Remembering the Alamo and the Birth of Texas
As Mexican troops led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna took an afternoon siesta near San Jacinto, Texas on April 21, 1836, they were startled awake by a mob of howling Texans charging at them shouting, “Remember the Alamo!” Though outnumbered 2-1, General Sam Houston’s army overwhelmed Santa Anna’s troops and claimed victory in the Texas Revolution’s climatic battle. The fight lasted just 18 minutes, and in addition to routing the Mexican forces, the Texans also captured old Santa Anna himself, who soon signed an agreement that paved the way for the Republic of Texas to become an independent country.
Nearly a century later, the U.S. Mint struck these gorgeous silver half dollars to commemorate the Centennial of Texas Independence. But, like everything in Texas, this coin seems almost larger than life and wasn’t issued for just one year, but for FIVE years from 1934-1938 on behalf of the American Legion Texas Centennial Committee.
Struck in 90% fine silver, the coin features one of the most ornate designs ever seen on a U.S. coin, squeezing in images of a kneeling Winged Goddess of Victory spreading her wings over the Alamo, the six flags of Texas and portraits of Sam Houston & Stephen Austin. The words REMEMBER THE ALAMO are engraved on the bottom of the design while THE TEXAS INDEPENDENCE CENTENNIAL is at the top. The coin’s reverse is no less impressive and is unusual for the fact that it features an Eagle on the obverse rather than the reverse. Behind the Eagle is the large five-pointed star of Texas.
A total of 304,181 coins were minted between the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints. Unfortunately, more than half of this coin’s original mintage down by the U.S. Treasury, leaving just 149,661 for today’s collectors. Don’t miss your chance to secure one of these bold and intricately designed Texas Independence Centennial Commemorative Silver Half Dollars. The ones we have available are all in nice About Uncirculated (AU) to Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. Dates vary.
- COMMEMORATE THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF TEXAS – To commemorate the Centennial of Texas Independence, the U.S. Mint struck this coin from 1934-1938. Designed by Pompeo Coppini – a Texan – the coin depicts Sam Houston, Stephen Austin, the Alamo and Victory on the obverse, and an Eagle & the five-pointed Star of Texas on the reverse.
- STRUCK IN FINE SILVER – Each Texas Independence Centennial Commemorative Silver Half Dollar was struck in 90% fine silver.
- LEGAL TENDER COIN – These Texas Independence Centennial Commemorative Silver Half Dollars are 50 cents legal tender in the United States.
- BEAUTIFUL COLLECTOR GRADE – Your Texas Independence Centennial Commemorative Silver Half Dollar comes in About Uncirculated (AU) to Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. Dates and grade vary.
- LOW SURVIVING MINTAGE – More than half of this coin’s original mintage of 304,181 was melted by the U.S. Treasury, leaving a total of just 149,661 today.
Don’t mess with Texas – and don’t mess around when it comes to this coin. Secure your 1934-1938 Texas Independence Centennial Commemorative Silver Half Dollar now!
|Year of Issue||1937|
|Mint Name||Philadelphia - P|
|Coin Weight||12.5 Grams - g|