Mexico 1870-Cn E 20 pesos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31321
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This specimen was lot 31321 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $5,287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 20 Pesos 1870 Cn-E MS63 NGC, Culiacan mint. A well struck and most attractive coin of the first date of gold 20 Pesos struck at Culiacan, in Choice Mint State with reflective surfaces. This specimen will undoubtedly attract strong interest since in a rarely encountered preservation: it is currently tied with one other coin as the highest certified example by NGC. From The FoxLair Collection." This type was struck at Culiacan 1870-1904 and is among the more available mints.

Recorded mintage: 3,749.

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

Catalog reference: KM 414.2, Fr-122.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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