Mexico 1890-Zs Z 2-1/2 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 21248
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This specimen was lot 21248 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 1/2 Pesos, 1890-ZsZ. NGC MS-62. RARE date, from a minuscule mintage of just 326 pieces. Tied with one other at this numeric grade with just one example certified finer (MS-63) at either NGC or PCGS. Sharply struck with light toning and strong underlying luster." This type was struck at Zacatecas 1872-78 and 1888-90. The type is also recorded from Culiacan, Durango, Guanajuato, Alamos, Hermosillo and Mexico City but Mexico City is by far the most prolific issuer. The series, never popular, ended in 1893.

Recorded mintage: 326.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-156; KM-411.6.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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