Mexico 1871-Go S 20 pesos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31330
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This specimen was lot 31330 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $2,585. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 20 Pesos 1871 Go-S MS62 NGC, Guanajuato mint. Lustrous Mint State and well struck with the expected handling marks for the designation. An attractive specimen and very scarce in this grade. From The Valle de la Rana Collection." This type was struck at Guanajuato 1870-1900 and is among the more available mints.

Recorded mintage: 20,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 414.4, Fr-124.


  • 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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