Taxco 1915 peso KM-672
This specimen was lot 2398 in Goldberg sale 93 (Los Angeles, September 2016), where it sold for $117.50. The catalog description noted, "Mexico: Guerrero. Peso, 1915 NGC About Unc. Taxco. Revolutionary coinage. Star before Peso and G. NGC graded About Uncirculated, Details (Surface Hairlines)." This coin was issued by the Zapatistas under conditions where they were unable to part the gold from the silver, so they simply minted the alloy they had. The legend "ORO 0.300" does not mean 30% gold but 0.30 grams of gold. The coin was small enough to avoid melting, unlike other Guerrero issues. See also the similar KM-674.
Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.
Catalog reference: KM-672.
- Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
- 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.