Mexico 1872-CH M peso

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from the San Dimas Collection
from the San Dimas Collection

Shown is a balance scale peso, of a type struck 1869-1873. It was not a success in the export market, the destination for most of Mexico's silver, so the type was discontinued in 1873 in favor of the resumption of the "cap and ray" eight reales.

This issue from Chihuahua is the only reasonably common date for the mint. A second assayer "P" is recorded but is very rare. Other mints include Culiacan (scarce), Durango (scarce), Mexico City (common), Oaxaca (scarce), Guadalajara (rare), Guanajuato (common), Zacatecas (common) and Potosi (scarce).

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: 747,000.

Catalog reference: KM 408.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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