Alexander Sanger, one of the five Sanger brothers of Dallas, was in the business of dry goods and retail. He was a successful business owner, but also helped organize and start the Texas State Fair; serving as the director from its start in 1886.

This coin was given to Alexander Sanger by The Texas State Fair & Dallas Exposition Association in 1894, which was its ninth year running, in appreciation of his time and efforts spent as president. The coin features Sanger’s portrait in profile in the middle of the coin.