Mexico 1872-Mo M 5 pesos

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photo courtesy Stack's
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 1425 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $920. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 5 Pesos, 1872 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. Lustrous and attractive surfaces. The 7 has evidence of a curl below its base, likely from a prior 6, and the 2 also shows repunching. Choice About Uncirculated."

Recorded mintage: 1,600.

Specification: 8.46 g, .875 fine gold, .238 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 412.6, Fr-139.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.

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