Mexico 1872-Oa E 10 pesos

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 25450
Mexico 1872Oa 10 pesos rev H3032-25450.jpg

This specimen was lot 25450 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 10 Pesos 1872 Oa-E, Oaxaca mint, MS64 NGC. Choice Uncirculated and well struck, with much mint brilliance remaining in the surfaces. The last digit in the date appears to be recut over another '2'. Very scarce in this select quality." This specimen was one of a series issued 1870-85 by the Oaxaca mint. Other than some very rare 20 pesos gold pieces, no other decimal gold is known from this mint. Mintage figures are not a reliable indicator of rarity for this type due to the accidents of hoarding; many low mintage issues are readily available while other high mintage issues are very rare. This date, however, is common for the type.

Recorded mintage: 5,897.

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

Catalog reference: KM 413.8.


  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.

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