Mexico 1874-Oa E 10 pesos

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11022
Mexico 1874Oa 10 pesos rev Ponterio 169-11022.jpg

This specimen was lot 11022 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,955. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 10 Pesos, 1874-OaE. RARE date, only 2,205 pieces struck. Struck slightly off-center. Lightly cleaned long ago. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED. Ex: Mexico Maxico Collection, Stack's January 2010, lot #1410." Altho the Oaxaca mint produced this denomination steadily during 1870-88, only the first three dates, 1870-72, can be called common.

Recorded mintage: 2,205.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-136; KM-413.8.


  • 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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