Why buy this $1 Cook Islands 2020 1 oz Silver High Relief Lost States of America Proof State of Jacinto?
Santa Anna is one of history’s most brutal generals. He sought not just to inflict devastation on his enemies, but to force any potential enemy to think twice about crossing him. He led Mexican forces in their victory at the Alamo, but less than two months after his victory, his army was destroyed in the Battle of San Jacinto, which lasted just 18 minutes. In 1860, there was a proposal to split the northeastern part of Texas into a state called Jacinto. This coin features that state that never was.
- This coin was struck from 1 oz of .999 fine silver.
- This piece is a product of Germany’s Mayer Mint.
- This piece is $1 legal tender in the Cook Islands.
- This piece is part of a mintage of 25,000 pieces.
- The coin pays homage to the State of Jacinto.
- This is the third of four coins in the Lost States of America Series.
- This piece was struck in high relief.
- This piece comes in a protective pouch and will arrive in GEM Proof condition.
Striking Battle of San Jacinto Design by Joel Iskowitz
Obverse: The obverse, like the reverse, was designed by internationally renowned artist Joel Iskowitz. Iskowitz was a member of the United States Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program (AIP), and is responsible for iconic designs in both the State Quarters and America the Beautiful series. The obverse features an image of Texan troops at the Battle of San Jacinto. “E PLURIBUS UNUM” is inscribed just above them, while the name of the series, “LOST STATES OF AMERICA,” is inscribed in the rim frame. At the bottom of this face is a circle that bears a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley. Encircling the effigy are the monarch’s name, “ELIZABETH II,” the coin’s face value, “1 DOLLAR,” the issuing country’s name, “COOK ISLANDS,” and the date, “2020.”
Reverse: The reverse features a portrait of San Houston. The beloved leader of the Texian troops at the Battle of San Jacinto looks directly into the eyes of the holder. His name, “SAM HOUSTON,” is inscribed on this face, as are the name of the state, “STATE OF JACINTO,” and the year in which its establishment was initially proposed, “1860.”