Mexico 1871-Oa E peso

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24428
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This specimen was lot 24428 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,020. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Peso, 1871-OaE. NGC MS-63. Large 'A'. Second finest graded at either NGC or PCGS. Sharply struck with glowing luster and just a light touch of tone. Highly attractive and a superior example of this issue. From the Alex Siegel Collection." This issue from Oaxaca is among the scarce dates. Other mints include Guanajuato (common), Guadalajara (rare), Mexico City (common), Chihuahua (scarce), Culiacan (scarce), Durango (scarce), Zacatecas (common) and Potosi (scarce). An overdate, 1871/69, is recorded for the year along with "large A" and "small A" varieties.

Recorded mintage: 140,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM-408.6.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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