As part of its effort to mark the 30th anniversary of the popular “Don’t mess with Texas” campaign aimed at reducing roadside litter, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is promoting a commemorative coin that features the slogan.
“‘Don’t mess with Texas’ has been a point of Texas pride for three decades and we couldn’t be happier to have it minted into such a meaningful keepsake,” says TxDOT Executive Director James Bass. “What better way to show or share your Texas spirit than by owning or giving one of these truly unique collector’s items?”
The Charitable Mint, based in Austin, Texas, is producing the coins in silver and gold, which feature the slogan on one side and the Texas State Seal on the other side.
“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with TxDOT to produce these beautiful coins that also carry such an important and iconic message,” said Joel Duncan, owner and founder of Charitable Mint. “Being a part of the ‘Don’t mess with Texas’ campaign is truly an honor.”
TxDOT says portions of the proceeds will be used to “offset the costs of litter pick-up services” that exceeds $30 million each year.
More information on the commemorative coin is available at www.dontmesswithtexascoin.com.