Mexico 1955-M 5 pesos
This specimen was lot 33514 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $164.40. The catalog description noted, "Estados Unidos gold Restrike 'Hidalgo' 5 Pesos 1955M MS66 NGC, Mexico City mint. A gem specimen with somewhat satiny cartwheeling luster and a strong strike." The type is familiar to bullion investors as the 1955 five pesos has been restruck in large quantities by the Mexican government. However, the other dates, tho not rare, are not to be found on every street corner.
Recorded mintage: unknown but large.
Specification: 4.17 g, .900 fine gold, .120 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-168R; KM-464.
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