Mexico 1881-Mo M 2 1/2 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 21241
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This specimen was lot 21241 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $881.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 1/2 Pesos, 1881-MoM. NGC MS-61. RARE date, from a mintage of just 400 pieces. Tied with one other example in this numeric grade with just three examples certified finer. Sharply struck with exceptional luster." This type was struck at Mexico City 1870-92. The type is also recorded from Culiacan, Durango, Guanajuato, Alamos, Hermosillo and Zacatecas but Mexico City is by far the most prolific issuer. Despite the paltry mintage, the SCWC does not award a premium to this date. The series, never popular, ended in 1893.

Recorded mintage: 400.

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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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