Mexico 1873-Cn P 20 pesos

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 22334
Mexico 1873Cn 20 pesos rev Heritage 3021-22334.jpg

This specimen was lot 22334 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $10,575. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 20 Pesos 1873 Cn-P, choice AU-UNC. Softly struck, with full luster and light hairlines. Little actual wear, a few contact marks, and mostly soft strike, as made. A very rare issue. The first example we have seen." Despite a steady production of twenty pesos for 1870-1905, Culiacan remains a scarce mint for this denomination.

Recorded mintage: 1,317.

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.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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