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[[Image:Mexico 1871Oa 20 pesos obv Goldberg 4752.jpg|300px|thumb|Goldberg sale xx, lot 4752]]
 
[[Image:Mexico 1871Oa 20 pesos obv Goldberg 4752.jpg|300px|thumb|Goldberg sale xx, lot 4752]]
 
[[Image:Mexico 1871Oa 20 pesos rev Goldberg 4752.jpg|300px|thumb|photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg]]
 
[[Image:Mexico 1871Oa 20 pesos rev Goldberg 4752.jpg|300px|thumb|photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg]]
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[[Image:MnE104-667.jpg|550px|thumb|Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 667]]
  
This specimen was lot 4752 in a Goldberg sale. This issue from Oaxaca is the commonest date of a very scarce mint, which struck twenty pesos 1870-72 and 1888. The [[Mexico 1871-Oa E 10 pesos|ten pesos from Oaxaca]] are much more available. Other mints include [[Mexico 1880-Go S 20 pesos|Guanajuato]], Hermosillo, Culiacan, Durango, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, [[Mexico 1870-Mo C 20 pesos|Mexico City]] and Alamos.
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The first specimen was lot 4752 in a Goldberg sale. The second specimen was lot 667 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £1,400 (about US$620 including buyer's fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "Decimal Coinage, 20 pesos, Durango mint, 1871/0 P, 1 of date over 0, weakly struck at centre, about extremely fine, scarce [1,073 pieces struck in 1871]. Ex Galerie des Monnaies, Geneva and New York." This issue from Oaxaca is the commonest date of a very scarce mint, which struck twenty pesos 1870-72 and 1888. The [[Mexico 1871-Oa E 10 pesos|ten pesos from Oaxaca]] are much more available. Other mints include [[Mexico 1880-Go S 20 pesos|Guanajuato]], Hermosillo, Culiacan, Durango, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, [[Mexico 1870-Mo C 20 pesos|Mexico City]] and Alamos.
  
 
''Recorded mintage:'' 1,591.  
 
''Recorded mintage:'' 1,591.  
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* Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, ''A Guide Book of [[Mexico|Mexican]] Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed.,'' Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.  
 
* Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, ''A Guide Book of [[Mexico|Mexican]] Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed.,'' Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.  
 
* Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, ''Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed.,'' Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
 
* Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, ''Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed.,'' Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
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* <sup>[1]</sup>Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, ''Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection,'' London: Morton & Eden, 2019.
  
 
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Revision as of 18:31, 18 November 2019

Goldberg sale xx, lot 4752
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 667

The first specimen was lot 4752 in a Goldberg sale. The second specimen was lot 667 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £1,400 (about US$620 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Decimal Coinage, 20 pesos, Durango mint, 1871/0 P, 1 of date over 0, weakly struck at centre, about extremely fine, scarce [1,073 pieces struck in 1871]. Ex Galerie des Monnaies, Geneva and New York." This issue from Oaxaca is the commonest date of a very scarce mint, which struck twenty pesos 1870-72 and 1888. The ten pesos from Oaxaca are much more available. Other mints include Guanajuato, Hermosillo, Culiacan, Durango, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Mexico City and Alamos.

Recorded mintage: 1,591.

Specification: 33.84 g, .875 fine gold, .952 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-119; KM 414.7.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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