Mexico 1890-Mo M 2 1/2 pesos

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This specimen was lot 1443 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $632.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 2½ Pesos, 1890 Mo M. Mexico City. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Rv. Value in wreath. Hairlines are heavier on the reverse, a trifle dull. Scarce as a date. Cleaned. About Uncirculated." The type is also recorded from Culiacan, Durango, Guanajuato, Alamos, Hermosillo and Zacatecas but Mexico City is by far the most prolific issuer. The series, never popular, ended in 1893.

Recorded mintage: 420.

Specification: 4.23 g, .875 fine gold, .119 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 411.5, Fr-148.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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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