Mexico 1897-Cn M peso

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Ponterio sale 182, lot 1397
Mexico 1897Cn peso oro rev P182-1397.jpg

This specimen is a common date of a series struck 1873-1905 at the Culiacan 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 1397 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $587.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Peso, 1897/6-CnM. ICG MS-67. Mintage of only 785 pieces." The SCWC does not mention the overdate.

Recorded mintage: 785.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-160; KM-410.2.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.

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