Mexico 1874-Ho R 10 pesos

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 659

This specimen was lot 659 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £17,000 (about US$26,329 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Decimal Coinage, 10 pesos, Hermosillo mint, 1874 R, 4 of date formed from a combination of punches, choice mint state, with much original brilliance, the first year of issue at Hermosillo and extremely rare. Ex Superior auction, 12 February 1975, lot 1610. NGC holder graded MS 61." There are six dates known in this denomination from this mint, all are rare. This date is not priced in the SCWC. It was accompanied by five and twenty pesos, also rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.92 g, .875 fine gold, .476 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 413.6, 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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