Mexico 1888-Mo M 20 pesos

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This specimen was lot 1395 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,955. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 20 Pesos, 1888 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. Lightly circulated with residual lustre, lightly hairlined fields, and a strong strike. The obverse has a slight doubled die. About Uncirculated." The Mexico City mint struck this type 1870-1905 and was by far the largest producer.

Recorded mintage: 7,300.

Specification: 33.84 g, .875 fine gold, .952 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 414.6, Fr-119.


  • [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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