Mexico 1878/7-Do B 5 pesos

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 30878
Mexico 1878Do 5 pesos rev H3029-30878.jpg

This specimen was lot 30878 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $3,818.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 5 Pesos 1878/7 Do-B, Durango mint, unlisted with 'B' assayer in Krause, AU58 NGC. Bright with a sharp strike that impressively emboldens the eagle. A scarce denomination from the Durango mint with the last record of one selling at auction occurring over 15 years ago." Assayer "B", unlisted for the five pesos, is noted as a rare date for the 1878-Do twenty-five centavos and fifty centavos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 412.3, Fr-132.


  • 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, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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