Mexico 1878/7-Mo M 5 pesos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71295
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This specimen was lot 71295 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $1,140. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 5 Pesos, 1878/7-MoM. NGC MS-61. From a mintage of only 400 pieces. Obvious and clear 7 under the 8, and a curious arc at the base of the 7. Repunched M in the mintmark. Very well struck, Brilliant with soft satin luster."

Recorded mintage: 400, a better date.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-139; KM-412.6.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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