On the Gold Pesos of Mexico

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Date Mo Go Cn Zs As Ho Ca
1870 C S - - - - -
1871 M/C S - - - - -
1872 M/C - - H - - -
1873 M - P - - - -
1874 M - - - - - -
1875 B/M - P A - R -
1876 B/M - - - - F -
1877 M - - - - - -
1878 M - G S - - -
1879 M - D - - - -
1880 M - - - - - -
1881 M - D - - - -
1882 M - D - - - -
1883 M - D - - - -
1884 M - M - - - -
1885 M - - - - - -
1886 M - M - - - -
1887 M - M - - - -
1888 M R M Z L G/M M
1889 M - M Z - - -
1890 M R - Z - - -
1891 M - M - - - -
1892 M R M - - - -
1893 M - M - - - -
1894 M R M - - - -
1895 B, M R M - - - -
1896 B, M R M - - - -
1897 M R M - - - -
1898 M R M - - - -
1899 M R Q - - - -
1900 M R - - - - -
1901 M - Q - - - -
1902 M - Q/C - - - -
1903 M - - - - - -
1904 M - H - - - -
1905 M - P? - - - -

The accompanying table lists the known assayers for each date of the gold peso. Mexico City is the only mint which issued this type consistently. Guanajuato, Zacatecas and Culiacan produced enough to making finding those mints fairly easy. Alamos, Chihuahua and Hermosillo are all very rare.

Sources:

  • Harper, David C., ed., North American Coins & Prices: A Guide to U. S., Canadian and Mexican Coins, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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