San Antonio Missions National Hist. Park 2020 Fiesta Medal
It is said that in 1971, Charles G. Orsinger (King Antonio) issued what was considered the first official Fiesta medal. Orsinger was a prominent member of the San Antonio community, known for his military service and Buick dealership. During his reign as King Antonio, he collected coins from the children and punched holes in the middle. This led to the creation of the Fiesta medal. Since then, the tradition built momentum, and medal collecting hit its peak in the 1990s. Today, fiesta medals are created, produced, and made to celebrate and share among fiesta goers. Locals collect these medals and show them off every year at Fiesta events.
It just so happens that this year's Fiesta also conincides with the 300th anniversary of Mission San Jose's founding! Mission San Jose in one of four Spanish missions preserved by San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. Celebrate Fiesta 2020 and the tricentennial of Mission San Jose be picking up one of these limited edition medals. Grab yours before they're gone!
- Official medal approved by the National Park Service to celebrate Fiesta San Antonio 2020 and the tricentennial of Mission San Jose
- Size: 1 1/2" x 4 1/8"