Before the United States of America ever issued its first major forms of paper currency, the Republic of Texas began issuing paper notes to support the economy of the newly independent state. Today, it is still possible to find these notes for collectors to own as a symbol of the historic Republic of Texas. Right now, 1839-1841 $20 Republic of Texas Notes are available to purchase online at Silver.com in Fine+ condition.
- Ships to you inside a plastic currency sleeve!
- Released between 1839 and 1841!
- Available in Fine+ condition!
- Bears a face value of $20 from the Republic of Texas.
- The obverse features various vignettes of indigenous figures, Texans, and mythical figures.
- On the reverse is the Lone Star of the Republic.
- Please bear in mind it is possible to get notes that have the same date and conditions when you buy more than one.
Each of the 1839-1841 $20 Republic of Texas Notes listed here comes with a plastic currency sleeve. The notes were originally printed for circulation between 1839 and 1841 with no changes ever occurring to the primary design elements. You will notice that the notes you receive through this listing could feature different date marks in that range, but none of the visual elements have otherwise been changed. The notes are in Fine+ condition, meaning each one presents with common wear and tear like fold lines and rounded corners. Please bear in mind that not only the date marks could vary on the notes you receive, but too could the exact condition.
The Republic of Texas Notes were conceived of in 1839 to help finance the debts of the Republic. It was during the administration of President Mirabeau B. Lamar that the notes were released. As the sovereign state had no silver or gold resources within its boundaries, it never ended up minting coins. This was part of the reason the Republic of Texas was quicker to issue paper money than the United States of America.
The obverse of the 1839-1841 $20 Republic of Texas Note features a variety of vignettes. In the lower-right field, you will find a depiction of a mythological goddess of war with a Corinthian helmet. The upper field has a vignette of a woman standing near a seated indigenous figure with a shield bearing the Lone Star of the Republic. Along the left side of the note is the image of an indigenous figure drawing an arrow back.
On the reverse of 1839-1841 $20 Republic of Texas Notes is a depiction of the De Zavala Star. This star includes the letters spelling out “TEXAS” between each of its five points. The De Zavala Star is named for Lorenzo de Zavala, a Tejano figure who served as the First Vice President of the Republic of Texas. The star was originally printed in red ink, but that ink was found to have been low quality and resulted in most notes having an orangish hue instead of red.
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