Mexico 1885-As L 10 pesos

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 654

This specimen was lot 654 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £1,500 (about US$2,232 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Decimal Coinage, 10 pesos, Alamos mint, 1885 L, about uncirculated." Despite the substantial mintage, Alamos is classed as a scarce mint. There is no premium for any date.

Recorded mintage: 4,562.

Specification: 16.92 g, .875 fine gold, .476 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 413, Fr-129.


  • 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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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