Mexico 1871-Mo M 20 pesos

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Ponterio & Associates
photo courtesy Stack's
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The first specimen shown is an 1871MoM balance scale twenty pesos, of a type struck 1870-1905. It was lot 348 in Ponterio sale 135. This issue from Mexico City is among the more available dates. Other mints include Hermosillo, Culiacan, Durango, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato and Alamos. The second specimen was lot 1386 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 20 Pesos, 1871 Mo M. Mexico City. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Rv. Cap and Rays above scales of Justice, dagger, and scroll of laws. 21,000 minted. Well struck save for a small section of the rim which is a tad soft, but the devices and lettering are all sharp. Lightly hairlined. About Uncirculated."

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

Mintage: 21,000.

Catalog reference: KM 414.6, Fr-119.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.

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