Mexico 1882/1-Zs S 10 pesos
This specimen was lot 3389 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $2,070. The catalog description noted, "1882/1 S 10 pesos. Zacatecas mint. MS-63 (NGC). Types as above. Pale yellow gold, reflective in the obverse fields. Lightly hairlined on the reverse, but lustrous. A scarce date in the series, only 1,599 struck. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."
Mintage figures are not a reliable indicator of rarity for this type due to the accidents of hoarding; many low mintage issues are readily available while other high mintage issues are very rare.
Recorded mintage: 1,599.
Specification: 16.92 g, .875 fine gold, .476 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 16.93 grams, 26.90 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 413.8, Fr-138.
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