Mexico 1870-Oa E 20 pesos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31353
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This specimen was lot 31353 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $11,750. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 20 Pesos 1870 Oa-E MS62 NGC, Oaxaca mint. A lustrous and attractive Mint State coin, with only the expected handling marks at this designation and well struck. The gold 20 Pesos of the Oaxaca mint represent a rare four-year type, altogether missing from the Norweb and Eliasberg collections and only represented by a single date in the Pablo Gerber group. Naturally, Mint State coins are rarely available and much sought after and this example shall prove no different. We expect serious competition to secure it. From The FoxLair Collection." This type was struck at Oaxaca 1870-72 and 1888 and is scarce, unlike the ten pesos from that mint.

Recorded mintage: 1,131.

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

Catalog reference: KM 414.7, Fr-126.


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  • [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, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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