The Republic of Texas is a
political movement that advocates for the secession of the State of Texas from
the United States of America. In fact, their members believe that Texas has
never been lawfully annexed by Treaty to the United States. They argue that the
1845 annexation was invalid, because the elected officials in Texas, who agreed
to the annexation to the Confederation, were never authorized to give up the
sovereignty of the republic of Texas, which rested solely on the Texan
In addition to pursuing the
independence of Texas, the Republic of Texas is against the perceived
manipulation of the US currency by the Federal government and it seeks to
produce an alternative currency in valuable materials (copper, silver and gold)
that gives individuals the opportunity to invest in a currency that is not
regulated or manipulated by the Federal government.
This is one of such coins. It
commemorates the Battle of San Jacinto, which was fought on April 21, 1836
between the Texian Army and General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican
forces during the Texas Revolution. Texas won the battle, which lasted only 18
minutes. Texas’s victory resulted in the signing of the Treaties of Velasco on
May 14, 1836. Santa Anna was forced to withdraw his troops from Texas and in
return for safe passage back to Mexico, was to lobby for the recognizance of
Texas as an independent nation by Mexico.
The obverse of this coin features
an outline of the original boundaries of the Republic of Texas placed just
behind the Lone Star, which symbolizes the former independent republic and its
struggle for independence from Mexico.
The reverse features an
illustration of the Treaty of Velasco, bearing the words “…and the Lord brought
about a great victory that day,” placed just above the words “Birth of a
Nation.” “Battle of San Jacinto” is placed at the top.