Mexico 1872-Cn P 20 pesos

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11019
Mexico 1872Cn 20 pesos rev Ponterio 169-11019.jpg

This specimen was lot 11019 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,998. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 20 Pesos, 1872-CnP. A VERY RARE survivor of a minuscule mintage of 972 pieces. Lightly cleaned long ago. EXTREMELY FINE." Despite a steady production of twenty pesos for 1870-1905, Culiacan remains a scarce mint for this denomination.

Recorded mintage: 932.

Specification: 33.84 g, .875 fine gold, .952 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-122; KM-414.2.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.

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