Mexico 1866-Mo peso
This specimen was lot 1475 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,150. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. Maximiliano I, 1864-1867. Peso, 1866 Mo. Mexico City. Bearded head r., MAXIMILIANO EMPERADOR. Rv. Habsburg griffins support oval Arms. Gorgeous full silver lustre adds materially to this near-Gem coin's overwhelming appeal. Here is the historic Maximilian Peso at its finest. MS-64 (NGC). NGC Census: 5; 1 finer (MS-65)." The Mexico City mint produced this peso in 1866-67 and its issue is common; the Potosi mint issue is scarce and the Guanajuato issue is rare, especially in nice condition.
Recorded mintage: 2,148,000.
Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 388.1.
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