Mexico 1921 50 pesos
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 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.
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