Mexico 1877-Mo M 20 pesos

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Goldberg sale 74, lot 4123
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This specimen was lot 4123 in Goldberg sale 74 (Los Angeles, June 2013), where it sold for $4,312.50 including buyer's fees. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 20 Pesos, 1877-Mo M. Republic. Eagle. Reverse: Scales and Liberty Cap. Scarce date. NGC graded MS-63." The Mexico City mint was the largest producer of gold twenty pesos, striking them 1870-1905.

Recorded mintage: 2,000.

Specification: 33.84 g, .875 fine gold, .952 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-119; KM-414.6.


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  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Bailey, Don and Lois, Whitman Encyclopedia of Mexican Money, Volume 1, An Illustrated History of Mexican Coins and Currency, Atlanta: Whitman Publishing, 2014.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 74: the pre-Long Beach Sale, featuring the Arden Collection, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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