Antonio de Padua María Severino López de Santa Anna y Pérez de Lebrón (21 February 1794 – 21 June 1876), often known simply as “Santa Anna,” was a Mexican political leader, general, and President who greatly influenced early Mexican and Spanish politics and government. Best known for his success over Texas during the Battle of the Alamo, he first fought against the independence from Spain, and then supported it. He rose to the ranks of general and president at various times over a turbulent 40-year career. He was President of Mexico on seven non-consecutive occasions over a 22-year period. Santa Anna personally issued these bonds in 1866 from New York City while living there in exile. During his scheme to depose Emperor Maximilian, he issued these bonds in hopes of generating capital and regaining power. In these attempts, he was captured and sentenced to death. However, he was ultimately released and allowed to retire to New York, where he later died blind and impoverished. A limited quantity of these bonds was discovered in an old leather container in Texas, several of which are being offered for sale here. Santa Anna boldly signs these exceptionally well-preserved, highly ornate, and PASS-CO certified $500 bonds. Each bond is fully issued, uncancelled, has no folds, and has exceptional color and paper quality. You will receive a superb specimen similar to the one shown in the photos.
- Dimensions: This document is roughly 18.5 x 13.75 inches.
- Year of Issue: 1866
- Packaging: This document will be housed in a hard plastic, archival quality, protective sleeve.