DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS / LONGHORN – 1 TROY OUNCE – 39MM
Our “Don’t Mess with Texas” series showcases some of the iconic things that make Texas so special. The second of the series is the Texas Longhorn.
The breed originated in Spain ,and was brought to Mexico through the West Indies before making its way north to Texas and beyond. It became the Texas state large mammal in 1995. They come in all colors and patterns, including spotted. The widest horn measurements spans over 10 feet. Unlike other cattle breeds, the longhorn can travel long distances and forage on brush and survive for days without water on the open range. Known for their hardiness, Texas Longhorn calves stand earlier than other breeds and they are known for their easy calving. Texas Longhorn cattle sales to cattlemen and ranchers post-Civil War helped bring the state of Texas out of an economic depression.
- Contains 1 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: A Texas Longhorn standing on the prairie.
- Reverse: The common reverse for the series, with the skull of a longhorn centered, an oak branch to the right and an olive branch to the left. An outline of the state of Text on the forehead of the skull. “DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS” around the lower circumference, with the hallmark at 6 o’clock.