Texas Centennial Half Dollar

Commemorative Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1934
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 73-59

Background

The Texas Centennial Half Dollar was released in 1934 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Texas declaring its independence from Mexico.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features an eagle superimposed on a large star, clasping an oak branch.

The reverse features the winged kneeling female figure of Liberty extending a left arm over the Alamo. She holds a spray of laurel in her right hand and is flanked by portrait likenesses of Houston and Austin and the tops of six battle flags.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • 1935
  • HALF DOLLAR

Reverse Inscriptions

  • THE TEXAS INDEPENDENCE CENTENNIAL
  • HOUSTON
  • LIBERTY
  • AUSTIN
  • 1836-1936
  • REMEMBER THE ALAMO

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Pompeo Coppini
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016