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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 18, May 3, 2009, Article 26

ALAMO COIN CLUB EXHIBITS LOCAL COINAGE AT SAN ANTONIO BANK

Congratulations to Fernando Razo and the Alamo Coin Club for promoting numismatics through an exhibit at a local bank. -Editor
Though once a major commodity, many of the silver coins used by Spanish, Mexican and Texan governments have been lost over the decades.

A few of those historic coins have been recovered, however, and will be on display throughout the week at The First National Bank in Seguin.

The First National Bank administrative assistant Michelle Martin said that the bank wanted to bring something that would interest hopefully everybody.

For the exhibit, Fernando Razo, Alamo Coin Club vice president, brought four display cases tracking the timelines of the coins from Spanish Colonial Period, The Insurgent Period — War of Independence from Spain, The Republic of Mexico and the State of Coahuila y Tejas, and The Republic and State of Texas.

With an collection based around Texas and Mexican origins, Razo said his interest was pretty broad when he started almost 34 years ago.

“Some coins (Mexican) that are seen with a mintage of only 1,000 can be bought for $25, compare that to U.S. coins it will cost you about $50,000,” he said. “I collect them because there is a lot more history and they are much harder to find.”

The bank will display the exhibit starting Monday until Friday during lobby hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

To read the complete article, see: Historic coins on display at bank (http://seguingazette.com/story.lasso?ewcd=a4cd27d18af7d5de)



Wayne Homren, Editor

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