National United Bank donates 1930s pistol, large coin collection to Coryell Museum

Bank offi cials recently presented an antique pistol and a vast coin collection amassed by Dawson Cooper to the Coryell Museum and Historical Center. From left are John Young, Ervin Adams (Museum President), Eugene Worthington and Will Coward. A complete inventory of the coins is now underway at the museum. Photo by David Scott

National United Bank donates 1930s pistol, large coin collection to Coryell Museum

The Coryell Museum and Historical Center recently received a donation from the officers at the National United Bank.

The items donated include a Colt Single Action Army revolver purchased by the bank in the 1930s and an extensive coin and paper money collection originally owned by Dawson Cooper.

According to bank President Eugene Worthington, the coin collection was left to the bank in Cooper’s will when he died in 2000.

Portions of the collection had previously been displayed in 1989 at the bank’s 100th anniversary.

In 2014, portions of the collection were used in a traveling display that visited all the bank’s branches during the 125th anniversary of the bank.

 

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