Mexico 1874/2-Mo B 20 pesos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31343
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This specimen was lot 31343 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 20 Pesos 1874/2 Mo-B AU58 NGC, Mexico City mint. An attractive example for the designation, with much mint bloom and appealing surface quality. Much above average for the type and very popular in this quality. From The FoxLair Collection." This type was struck in Mexico City 1870-1905 and is the most available mint. Assayer M also exists for this date. All known specimens are overdated.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.

Specification: 33.84 g, .875 fine gold, .951 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 414.6, Fr-119.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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.

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