Mexico 1877-Do P 5 pesos

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11027
Mexico 1877Do 5 pesos rev Ponterio 169-11027.jpg

This specimen was lot 11027 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $9,400. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 5 Pesos, 1877-DoP. NGC MS-63. VERY RARE Durango 5 Pesos. VERY RARE mint. NGC MS-63." The Durango mint is noted to have issued this denomination in 1873 and 1877-79 only, with all dates being scarce to rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-143; KM-412.3.


  • 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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