The design of the Texas commem has always been one of my favorites in the classic commem series. The obverse features a well-rendered eagle boldly posing in front of a giant star. The reverse is probably the busiest design on any American coin, but its main features are an angel embracing the Alamo, with busts of Sam Houston and Stephen Austin flanking. These were two very important figures in the history of Texas and the Texas Independence movement. Stephen Austin is known as "The Father of Texas." He secured permissions first from the Spanish empire, and then from the newly formed country of Mexico, to bring American settlers in to Texas to colonize the area. Austin thus founded the first American settlement in the Mexican province of Texas. Later, after Independence, Austin served as Secretary of State. Sam Houston was originally from Virginia, but moved to Tennessee at a young age, where he served as Governor. Houston then moved to Texas, and was the highest ranking member of the Texas Army. He led them to victory in the Battle of San Jacinto (the decisive battle in the Texas War for Independence). Houston was then elected President of Texas. After Texas was annexed by the US, Houston served as senator, and then later as governor. Sam Houston was thus the only American to have ever served as governor of two different states. From the 1934 through the 1938S issues, there have been a total of 18,341 Texas commems graded by NGC. Of these, only 9 have been designated as PL, all from the 1937S issue. 4 of these are MS-65PL, 2 are 66PL (of course, Bagne owned one of the 66s). When I saw this NGC MS-65 PL come up on Heritage recently, of course I knew I needed to own it. This was one lot in a terrific group of very scarce PL commems, and I only wish that I had been able to win more (the unique Maine commem in PL was one lot, but I got blasted out of the water on that one!) Anyways, here is the coin! Tell me what you think, and post your own Texans if you have them. The last picture is a (very old) picture of me at the Alamo (in 2009).