Mexico 1871-Cn P 20 pesos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31322
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This specimen was lot 31322 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 20 Pesos 1871 Cn-P MS63 NGC, Culiacan mint. Some adjustment marks on the denomination side, but Choice Mint State with partly reflective surfaces and rare in this quality. A very engaging type coin for this mint which should draw serious interest. From The FoxLair Collection." This type was struck at Culiacan 1870-1904 and is among the more available mints.

Recorded mintage: 3,046.

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.
  • 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.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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