Mexico 1890-Cn M 10 pesos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31294
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This specimen was lot 31294 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 10 Pesos 1890 Cn-M XF Details (Mount Removed) NGC, Culiacan mint. Mount removed at 12 o'clock and probably an ex-jewelry piece since showing the typical surface marks of that use. Despite the noted flaws, still desirable since a most infrequent date, with most of the seen specimens impaired or damaged. From The FoxLair Collection." This specimen is one of a series struck at the Culiacan mint 1881-1904. Mintage figures are not a reliable indicator of rarity for this type due to the accidents of hoarding; many low mintage issues are readily available while other high mintage issues are very rare.

Recorded mintage: 1,427.

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

Catalog reference: KM 413.7, Fr-128.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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