2022 Texas Silver Round - Revolution Series (3 of 4)
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The 2022 Texas Silver Round displays a representation of the Goliad Campaign which spanned six months, beginning with the Battle of Goliad in October of 1835 and ending with the Goliad Massacre on March 27, 1836 (described in our Texas Revolution Series Booklet). It depicts Texian fighters facing off against Mexican soldiers in the foreground with a representation of the mission at La Bahía in the background. The 2022 Texas Silver Round is the third release in a four year "Battles of the Texas Revolution" series by the Texas Mint.
The Texas Silver Round’s specifications – “.9999 Silver • One Troy Oz” – are engraved across the top of the round, communicating the unique purity of this round only matched by select products from the Royal Canadian Mint and the Perth Mint of Australia. The trademarked silhouette of Texas mint mark, the official mint mark for the Texas Mint, is visible on the right-hand side. The weight and purity of the round are guaranteed.
The obverse of the high-quality mint strike Texas Silver Round features Texas’ iconic lone star in the foreground. The smooth engraving of the star is framed by a textured topographical outline of the state of Texas. “TEXAS” arches proudly over the top of the round’s obverse in large capital letters, with “Precious Metals” presented inversely along the opposite side. The round’s mintage year is engraved in the bottom left of the round, just southwest of what would be the Rio Grande bordering Texas and Mexico.
The Texas Silver Round can be purchased in a monster box produced exclusively for the Texas Mint. Packaged in 20 protective tubes of 25 rounds each, the monster box holds 500 1-ounce Texas Silver Rounds. Built from durable cold-rolled steel and finished with a matte black powder coat, the monster box lid features an orange cutout of the state of Texas. Each sealed monster box is secured with a unique serial number and a holographic seal to ensure maximum product protection.
The Texas Silver Round is also available to purchase in a similarly designed and secured mini-monster box, which contains 10 protective tubes of 25 rounds each for a total of 250 silver rounds.
The Texas Silver Round is IRA eligible.
The Goliad Campaign (October 1835 – March 1836)
Presidio La Bahía located on the edge of modern-day Goliad, later named Fort Defiance, was a site of great importance during the Texas Revolution, as it lay on the route between the Mexican Troops’ primary point of entry at the port of Copano on the Gulf Coast and the political center of Texas at Presidio San Antonio de Béxar. Events of the Goliad campaign spanned nearly the entire length of the war for Texas Independence, culminating in the massacre which would serve to rally Texian soldiers for their final victory in mid-1836.
Clashes between Mexican and Texian troops occurred in the Goliad area as early as October 9, 1835, when Texian militia ousted the Mexican troops from La Bahía and expelled them from the province in the Battle of Goliad. This early move by the Texians served to disrupt supply lines of Mexican forces, while simultaneously providing Texians important supplies which were left behind by the Mexican troops.
In the following months, under the command of Captain Phillip Dimmitt, Goliad served as an important staging point for the Texians in regards to recruitment of militia and supply distribution for Texians operations in the area during the last part of 1835.
In February of 1836, several weeks after Dimmett resigned his command, Colonel James Fannin moved his headquarters to Goliad while consolidating a large number of gathered Texian forces into a single regiment. During this time Fannin worked to reinforce the old presidio there, renaming it to Fort Defiance.
Events around Goliad in February and March of 1836 were far less successful than the preceding months. Texians experience defeats and failed attacks at San Patricio, Agua Dulce Creek, Refugio, and a failed attempt to move men and supplies to reinforce the Texians at the Alamo.
On March 11, 1836, Colonel James Fannin was ordered to abandon Fort Defiance and retreat to the Guadalupe Victoria (Victoria, TX). However, his final departure was delayed until March 19th which provided Mexican troops enough time to surround Fannin’s men with an estimated 1500 soldiers at Coleto Creek where he was forced to surrender, unaware that General Santa Anna had issued orders to execute all rebels.
In the aftermath of the Battle of Coleto, the remaining Texian fighters were marched back to Goliad and held prisoner. On Palm Sunday morning of March 27, 1836, the remaining 342 able bodied Texians were marched out of the fort and executed in what has become known as the Goliad Massacre.
The events of the Goliad Massacre and the Battle of the Alamo served to rally Texian fighters as they famously cried “Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!” at the final revolutionary Battle of San Jacinto in April of 1836.