Mexico 1874-Zs A 5 pesos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31292
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This specimen was lot 31292 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 5 Pesos 1874 Zs-A MS63 NGC, Zacatecas mint. Choice Uncirculated with most attractive reddish toning and only few handling marks, as expected for the grade. Very elusive in this quality and should receive substantial attention as a type coin. From The FoxLair Collection." This type was struck in Zacatecas 1874-78 and 1883-92 and is a somewhat available mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a slightly better date.

Specification: 8.46 g, .875 fine gold, .238 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 412.7, Fr-147.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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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