Commemorative Coins

Texas Commemorative Coins: Most Beautiful in the Union

Texas Commemoratives

Few American coins minted have the exceptional history that the Texas Commemoratives have and none of them have the striking and iconic beauty. Minting for them began in 1934 as a way to fund the 1936 Centennial Exposition in Dallas. Originally sold by banks and at the Exposition, they quickly were hoarded by collectors due to their striking imagery and low production run; low mintages overall and low circulation combined to make these coins rare, with some mintages numbering in the low thousands and only one out of the thirteen mint marks having a population of greater than ten thousand.

The imagery on a Texas Commemorative coin is detailed, full of subtle flourishes. Designed by Pompeo Coppini, the coin was minted for only a very short period of time, beginning in 1934 and ending in 1938. The obverse side depicts an Eagle sitting on a branch in front of the symbol of Texas, the Lone Star. At the top right of the star it reads "In God We Trust," and to the left of the star it reads E PLURIBUS UNUM, which is Latin for "out of many, one". This phrase is one of the mottos of the United States of America, but it also has special meanings to Texans as the Lone Star state is a former republic itself. Over the star it reads "United States of America," and at the bottom it reads "Half Dollar."

The reverse depicts the goddess Victory spreading her wings over the Alamo. It also depicts Sam Houston on her left and Stephen F. Austin at 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." The Texas Centennial Half Dollar was minted in Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco. The mint mark for the Denver (D) and San Francisco (S) issues appears on the reverse under Victory above the word "The." The Philadelphia issues do not have a mint mark. While there was a total of about 304,000 coins minted, eventually 154,522 were melted by the U.S. Treasury.

For the collector, this means that the total number of coins is limited and can only decrease, never increase. As a result, these beautiful pieces of history will only increase in value. The added bonus is that due to the limited dates of mintage, a complete set is obtainable and makes an excellent investment for both the beginning coin collector and the experienced numismatist. This is a stark contrast to other coins that claim to be rare, but have been released in the millions; if a collector or investor owns a complete set of Texas Commemoratives, then they are unlikely to meet another collector randomly who can claim the same. These are special and rare, two qualities not easily put together.

Each of the coins to the right is an active link that will blow up and show you an example of the coin as it appears in hand; slabbed, certified, and gorgeous. For collectors, this is an opportunity to begin to acquire the entire collection. For those building a portfolio, these are a prime option to add as the individual coins will only gain in value, the entire collection will gain a premium.

We are also offering complete sets for the discerning collector; if you are interested in discussing the purchase of a full 13 coin set, please contact us!

Texas Commemorative Coins

We currently have the coins that follow available. If you're interested in these (and/or other pieces), click the link below and submit your information so we can be in touch with you personally about your purchase. To see larger images of the coins, click on the images to the right.

Note: All prices subject to change.

 

June
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Commemorative Coins

1934

  • MS64...............$200-325
  • MS65...............$385-625
  • MS66...............$525-825
  • MS67...............$1600-2500
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
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June
3
Commemorative Coins

1935

  • MS64...............$200-325
  • MS65...............$400-625
  • MS66...............$475-725
  • MS67...............$800-1500
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
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June
3
Commemorative Coins

1935-D

  • MS64...............Price on Request
  • MS65...............$275-500
  • MS66...............$450-750
  • MS67...............$1000-1575
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
  • Click Here To Purchase Through E-Mail
June
3
Commemorative Coins

1935-S

  • MS64...............$200-325
  • MS65...............$375-575
  • MS66...............$475-750
  • MS67...............$975-1500
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
  • Click Here To Purchase Through E-Mail
June
3
Commemorative Coins

1936

  • MS64...............Price on Request
  • MS65...............$300-475
  • MS66...............$500-750
  • MS67...............$1375-2125
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
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June
3
Commemorative Coins

1936-D

  • MS64...............$250-400
  • MS65...............$525-825
  • MS66...............$550-950
  • MS67...............$1075-1625
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
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June
3
Commemorative Coins

1936-S

  • MS64...............$250-300
  • MS65...............$525-825
  • MS66...............$725-1125
  • MS67...............$1125-1750
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
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June
3
Commemorative Coins

1937

  • MS64...............Price on Request
  • MS65...............$375-575
  • MS66...............$500-750
  • MS67...............Price on Request
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
  • Click Here To Purchase Through E-Mail
June
3
Commemorative Coins

1937-D

  • MS64...............Price on Request
  • MS65...............$325-500
  • MS66...............$500-1100
  • MS67...............$1000-1575
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
  • Click Here To Purchase Through E-Mail
June
3
Commemorative Coins

1937-S

  • MS64...............$375-575
  • MS65...............$450-700
  • MS66...............$475-900
  • MS67...............$1000-1575
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
  • Click Here To Purchase Through E-Mail
June
3
Commemorative Coins

1938

  • MS64...............$575-875
  • MS65...............$775-1200
  • MS66...............$1200-1875
  • MS67...............Price on Request
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
  • Click Here To Purchase Through E-Mail
June
3
Commemorative Coins

1938-D

  • MS64...............$650-1000
  • MS65...............$875-1375
  • MS66...............$1400-2200
  • MS67...............Price on Request
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
  • Click Here To Purchase Through E-Mail
June
3
Commemorative Coins

1938-S

  • MS64...............$650-1000
  • MS65...............$875-1375
  • MS66...............$1000-1575
  • MS67...............Price on Request
  • All price ranges based on eye appeal.
  • Click Here To Purchase Through E-Mail
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