Mexico 1871-Ga C peso

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24411
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This specimen was lot 24411 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $528. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Peso, 1871-GaC. NGC Unc Details--Surface Hairlines. A very difficult mint to find high grade examples of this type. Sharply struck with attractive tone and strong underlying luster. Only a few light surface hairlines that are barely noticeable prevent this piece from being numerically graded. From the Alex Siegel Collection." This issue from Guadalajara is among the scarce dates. Other mints include Guanajuato (common), Oaxaca (scarce), Mexico City (common), Chihuahua (scarce), Culiacan (scarce), Durango (scarce), Zacatecas (common) and Potosi (scarce). No overdates are recorded for the year.

Recorded mintage: 829,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-408.3.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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