Oaxaca 1915 5 pesos KM-751
This specimen was lot 2412 in Goldberg sale 93 (Los Angeles, September 2016), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description noted, "Mexico: Oaxaca. 5 Pesos, 1915-TM NGC Unc. 2 below P. Head left. Revolutionary coinage. NGC graded Uncirculated, Details (Surface Hairlines)." The state of Oaxaca more or less seceded from Mexico during the Revolution and declared itself neutral in the conflict. It was spared the brunt of the fighting, which occurred in the north and around Mexico City. The state also issued the widest variety of coinage, ranging from copper one centavos to gold sixty pesos. A five pesos was also minted in debased gold (KM 750). Native son Benito Juarez was prominently featured as often as possible.
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Specification: 16.77 g, silver, 30 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-751.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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 93: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.