Mexico 1901-Zs AZ peso

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Ponterio sale 150, lot 9200

This coin was lot 9200 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $4,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Peso, 1901-ZsAZ. EXTREMELY RARE. Cleaned, VERY FINE." History does not record the reason for the appearance of assayer AZ who appears nowhere else in the coinage. The date 1901-ZsFZ is common and comprises just about the whole mintage cited below.

Recorded mintage: 5,706,000 (including assayer FZ).

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-409.3.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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