Mexico 1889-Zs Z peso

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Heritage sale 3009, lot 22360
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen is a rare date of a series struck 1869-1905 at the Zacatecas mint. 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. Numerous date varieties exist. This specimen was lot 22360 in Heritage sale 3009 (Chicago, April 2010) where it sold for $632.50. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold Peso 1889-Zs Z, MS64 NGC, sharply struck with loads of luster. A rare date with a small mintage of only 492 pieces, and particularly elusive in Mint State."

Recorded mintage: 492.

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

Catalog reference: KM 410.6.

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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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