Mexico 1866-Pi peso
This specimen was lot 21211 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,920. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. Empire of Maximilian. Peso, 1866-Pi. NGC MS-63. Tied for finest certified with 6 others at NGC, none in this grade or better at PCGS. Better struck than most of this normally poorly struck issue. Soft satin luster with just a light veneer of tone, brilliant and quite attractive. From the Alex Siegel Collection." 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: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 388.2.
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