Mexico 1888-Ca M peso

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Ponterio sale 161, lot 21299
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 21299 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it sold for $11,500. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Peso, 1888-Ca/MoM. VERY RARE...one year type, only 104 pieces struck. NGC MS-62." 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.

Recorded mintage: 104 pieces.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-159; KM-410.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011.

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