Mexico 1872-Do P 10 pesos

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photo courtesy Stack's
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71287
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The first specimen was lot 1399 in Stack's "Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico" sale (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Republic. 10 Pesos, 1872 Do P. Durango. Bold eagle facing r. with snake in beak. Rv. Cap and Rays above scales of Justice, dagger, and scroll of laws. Lightly cleaned long ago but lustre survives and the surfaces show only faint cleaning hairlines. Boldly struck and a few minor adjustment marks are seen in the rim at the top of the reverse. About Uncirculated." The third specimen was lot 71287 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted, "MEXICO. 10 Pesos, 1872-DoP. NGC MS-61. From a mintage of only 1,755 pieces. First year of issue for this mint. Slightly weak strike with strong die polish lines on both sides. Overall an attractive piece with very faint orange toning on the reverse."

Recorded mintage: 1,755.

Specification: 16.92 g, .875 fine gold, .476 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 413.3, Fr-132.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, and Frank Van Valen, The Vermuele, Ward & Mexico Maxico Collections, New York: Stack's, 2009.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.
  • 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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