El Salvador 1892-CAM 2-1/2 pesos
This specimen was lot 30492 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "Republic Gold 2 1/2 Pesos 1892-CAM, UNC Details (Surface Hairlines) NGC. A very rare issue with a tiny mintage of only 597 pieces. Well-struck and fully lustrous beneath light orange-golden patina." This type and its sisters, the five, ten and twenty pesos, were struck in 1892 only and probably meant to be only patterns. All are rare.
Recorded mintage: 597 plus proofs.
Specification: 4.03 g, .900 fine gold, .116 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 116, Fr-4.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.