Designed by Pompeo Coppini to commemorate the Centennial of Texas Independence, these coins were minted 2 years early. The Texas Centennial occurred in 1936, but Texas commemoratives were struck beginning in 1934 and continued until 1938.
- Contains .3617 oz of Silver.
- Encapsulation by NGC guarantees the MS-67 condition of this coin.
- Mintage of 9,055 coins.
- Obverse: Features the large five-pointed star behind an eagle.
- Reverse: Depicts a kneeling figure of winged victory and on each side, medallions with portraits of General Sam Houston and Stephan Austin.
- Designed by Pompeo Coppini.
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The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States), killing all of the Texian defenders.
Santa Anna's cruelty during the battle inspired many Texans, both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States, to join the Texan Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texans defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.