Nifty New Years Coin Consignments Auction 2 of 6 - Day 1
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Jan 18, 2022
148 Route 73 Suite 3-184 Voorhees, NJ 08043 USA, United States

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LOT 56:

1936-s Texas Old Commem Half Dollar 50c Grades Choice+ Unc. The Texas Centennial half dollar commemorative coin ...

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1936-s Texas Old Commem Half Dollar 50c Grades Choice+ Unc. The Texas Centennial half dollar commemorative coin was minted to honor the Centennial of Texas's independence from Mexico. Early in the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, on June 15, 1933, Congress passed an act to authorize the coinage of silver half dollars "in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary in 1936 of the independence of Texas, and of the noble and heroic sacrifices of her pioneers, whose revered memory has been an inspiration to her sons and daughters during the past century." The Texas commemorative series ran from 1934 thru 1938 and 13 different dates and mint mark combinations were issued. For each of the years 1935 thru 1938, coins were struck at all three Mints; Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. But for the 1934 Texas, only Philadelphia Mint coins were issued. The original issue price was $1.00 per coin.The coin was designed by Pompeo Coppini, a Texan. The obverse depicts an Eagle sitting on a branch in front of the Lone Star, the symbol of Texas. The reverse depicts the goddess Victory spreading her wings over the Alamo. It also depicts Sam Houston on her left and Stephen F. Austin on her right. The Six Flags of Texas fly above her head. Under her it reads REMEMBER THE ALAMO. Over Sam Houston, Victory, and Stephen F. Austin it reads THE TEXAS INDEPENDENCE CENTENNIAL.

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