Mexico 1883/72-Mo M peso

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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from the San Dimas collection
from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 43663
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This specimen was struck at Mexico City in 1883. The overdate shown, 1883/72, is the only variety listed; no normal dates are recorded. Mexico City is the commonest mint, followed by Guanajuato, Culiacan, Zacatecas (scarce), Hermosillo (rare), Alamos (rare) and Chihuahua (rare). Even the common dates have low mintages but the type was widely hoarded, making it reasonably available today. The third specimen was lot 43663 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Peso, ND-Mo M. ANACS AU-50. Mint error: Struck about 40 percent off center on a 10 Cent planchet. ANACS has misattributed the coin as a 5 Cent planchet on the holder. RARE and quite interesting. Toned."

Recorded mintage: 1,000.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .047 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 410.5, Fr-157.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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