Mexico 1873/2-Do P 10 pesos

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Eliasberg lot 3378
Eliasberg
photo courtesy Stack's
Mexico 1873Do 10 pesos rev Stacks 110-1400.jpg

The first specimen was lot 3378 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $920. The catalog description[1] noted, "1873/2 P 10 pesos. Durango mint. UNC details (NCS). Types as above. Highly lustrous yellow gold surfaces with considerable reflectivity in the fields. Scratched in upper left reverse field. From B. Max Mehl’s sale of the Thomas W. Voetter Collection, January 1943, Lot 117."

The second specimen was lot 1400 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $2,530. The catalog description[2] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 10 Pesos, 1873/2 Do P. Durango. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Rv. Cap and Rays above scales of Justice, dagger, and scroll of laws. A frosty coin that has full lustre and an average strike with minor softness on the upper reverse edge and some of the high points of the design. Clean surfaces and a good overall appearance, classic orange-gold color throughout. Uncirculated." Assayer M is also recorded for this date.

Recorded mintage: 1091 pieces (assayers M and P).

Specification: 16.92 g, .875 fine gold, .476 troy oz AGW, the Eliasberg specimen: 16.85 grams, 26.70 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 413.3, Fr-132.

Source:

  • 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, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • [2] 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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