Mexico 1870-Mo C 2 1/2 pesos

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This specimen was lot 1439 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $402.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 2½ Pesos, 1870 Mo C. Mexico City. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Rv. Value in wreath. Lightly cleaned. Minor handling lines but the strike is sharp and the surfaces attractive for this issue. About Uncirculated." The type is also recorded from Culiacan, Durango, Guanajuato, Alamos, Hermosillo and Zacatecas but Mexico City is by far the most prolific issuer. The series, never popular, ended in 1893.

Recorded mintage: 820.

Specification: 4.23 g, .875 fine gold, .119 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 411.5, Fr-148.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • 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, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.

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