Mexico 1872-Mo M/C peso

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 7000
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This specimen was lot 7000 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $223.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Peso, 1872-MoM/C. NGC MS-62. Well struck, nicely toned with attractive luster and good eye appeal." This specimen is a better date of a series struck 1870-1905 at the Mexico City mint. Mexico City is the commonest mint, followed by Guanajuato, Culiacan, Zacatecas (scarce), Hermosillo (rare), Alamos (rare) and Chihuahua (rare). Even the common dates have low mintages but the type was widely hoarded, making it reasonably available today.

Recorded mintage: 3,000.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .047 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-157; KM-410.5.

Source:

  • 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, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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