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Lot 2761

1836 $2.50 Classic Head. Script 8. PCGS graded MS-62. Light even gold toning and well struck. Sparkling golden iridescence permeates this natural beauty with a life of its own. Add a fair amount of mint frostiness and the appeal is very tempting. The obverse die cracked from the 6th star through Liberty and out to the rim between stars 12 and 13. Pop 54; 47 finer (PCGS # 7694) .

Battle of the Alamo. On March 6, 1836 after 188 men defended themselves against an all-day siege, the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas fell to 4,000 troops under the command of General Santa Anna, president of Mexico. Among the dead, the names of William B. Travis, James Bowie, and Davy Crockett would live in history. The Republic of Texas was founded with Sam Houston serving as president. In 1935 the 100th anniversary of this 1836 event would be commemorated by a United States half dollar, as would the centennial of Arkansas' admission to the Union in 1836.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,200.

Realized $3,910

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