Mexico 1918 2-1/2 pesos
This specimen was lot 2539 in Goldberg sale 103 (Los Angeles, February 2018), where it sold for $117.50. The catalog description noted, "Mexico. 2½ Pesos, 1918. Head of Hidalgo left. First year of new issue. PCGS graded MS-62. Ex Gene Autry Collection." This type was struck at the Mexico City mint 1916-20, 1944-48 and restruck in 1945. The last branch mints, Zacatecas and Culiacan, were closed in 1905 and all official Mexican coinage since has borne the Mexico City mintmark ("M" or "Mo").
Specification: 2.08 g, .900 fine gold, .060 troy oz AGW.
Recorded mintage: 1,704,000.
Catalog reference: Fr-169; KM-463.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
- Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 103: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.