Pillar Of The Community
Next up is a fairly common coin, even in higher grades. This one is a highly lustrous, brilliant example of the 1935 Texas Independence Centennial piece. I already had a first-year 1934 coin in PCGS MS-66 when I spotted this one in a dealer's case, but the coin (in hand) has such a wonderful original look and cartwheel luster that I had to add it to my cabinet! Budget be damned!
The Texas Centennial coin was one of those commemoratives that played a bit loose with the dates. It marks a 1936 anniversary, but had coins issued in the two years prior (1934 and 1935), the centennial year (1936) and the two years following the centennial (1937 and 1938)!
The reverse design is one of the "busier" in the traditional series, but it is very well executed and wonderful to view on nicely struck examples.
I'm still not pleased with the scanned images I'm posting, but I hope you enjoy! (I need to get my digital camera set up!)
1935 Texas -- Obverse in Holder
Texas -- Obverse Close-Up
Texas -- Reverse Close-Up
Collecting history, one commemorative coin (or medal) at a time!
Rest in Peace
Next up is a fairly common coin, even in higher grades.
Lonnie at Silvertowne once handed me a closed box, $2000, no looking. I passed. It had 100 of those, in 2x2s.
"That's a shame, I'd have bought them back at $3500."