Mexico 1877-Mo M 2-1/2 pesos

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from Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 39468
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This specimen was lot 39468 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 1/2 Pesos, 1877-MoM. NGC Unc Details--Surface Hairlines. SCARCE. Cleaned with light directional hairlines but with great detail." The type is also recorded from Culiacan, Durango, Guanajuato, Alamos, Hermosillo and Zacatecas but Mexico City is by far the most prolific issuer. The SCWC does not award this date a premium. The series, never popular, ended in 1893.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.23 g, .875 fine gold, .119 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-148; KM-411.5.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.

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