Mexico 1923 50 pesos

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 25455
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25455 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 50 Pesos 1923, Mexico City mint, MS65 NGC. Gem Uncirculated, virtually free of marks and also rare in this grade. Only 1 piece graded higher in the NGC Census with only five others in similar grade." This coin was minted in Mexico City in 1922. The type was struck 1921-47 along with a silver two pesos. No date is rare but the 1921 obtains a slight premium. It is commonly nicknamed the "Centenario."

Recorded mintage: 432,000.

Specification: 41.66 g, 0.900 fine gold, 1.205 oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-172; KM-481.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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