Mexico 1870-Mo C 20 pesos

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This specimen was lot 1480 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 20 Pesos, 1870 Mo C. Mexico City. Eagle on cactus within wreath, snake in mouth. Rv. Scales, radiant cap above. Light friction hairlines in lustrous fields. About Uncirculated." This type was struck at Mexico City 1870-1904 and is most plentiful from that mint.

Recorded mintage: 14,000.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-119, KM 414.6.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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