Mexico 1873-Mo M peso

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Goldberg sale 93, lot 2280
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Shown is a balance scale peso, of a type struck 1869-1873. It was not a success in the export market, the destination for most of Mexico's silver, so the type was discontinued in 1873 in favor of the resumption of the "cap and ray" eight reales. This specimen was lot 2280 in Goldberg sale 93 (Los Angeles, September 2016), where it sold for $352.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. Peso, 1873-Mo M NGC MS62. Balance scale. Brilliant mint luster. NGC graded MS-62." This issue from Mexico City is among the common dates. Other mints include Culiacan (scarce), Oaxaca (scarce), Zacatecas (common), Chihuahua (scarce), Guadalajara (rare), Durango (scarce), Guanajuato (common) and Potosi (scarce).

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

Recorded mintage: 1,765,000.

Catalog reference: Eliz-997; KM-408.5.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 93: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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