Mexico 1921 50 pesos

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Eliasberg lot 3432
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This coin was minted in Mexico City in 1921. This specimen was lot 3432 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1,840. The catalog description[1] noted, "1921 50 pesos. MS-64 (NGC). Striding Liberty, wreath in upheld hand, denomination, weights, dates around/eagle with snake on cactus, legend above, branches below. Highly lustrous light orange gold. A scarce grade for this date. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." The type was struck 1921-47 along with a silver two pesos. No date is rare but the 1921 obtains a slight premium.

Recorded mintage: 180,000.

Specification: 41.67 g, .900 fine gold, 1.205 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 41.66 grams, 37.00 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-172, KM 481.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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, 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.
  • Harris, Robert P., A Guide Book of Modern Latin American Coins, Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., 1966.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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