Mexico 1882/1-Mo M 20 pesos

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This specimen was lot 1392 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 20 Pesos, 1882/1 Mo M. Mexico City. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Rv. Cap and Rays above scales of Justice, dagger, and scroll of laws. Attractive orange-gold surfaces and a good strike. Choice About Uncirculated." The Mexico City mint struck this type 1870-1905 and was by far the largest producer. The SCWC awards this overdate no premium over the normal date.

Recorded mintage: 5,800.

Specification: 33.84 g, .875 fine gold, .952 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]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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