Mexico 1880/79-Mo M 2 1/2 pesos

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Heritage sale 3024, lot 25144
Mexico 1880Mo 2-5 pesos rev Heritage 3024-25144.jpg

This specimen was lot 25144 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 2 1/2 Pesos 1880/79 Mo-M, AU, soft honey-golden colored with gleaming fields. A well struck example of this extremely scarce overdate variety." This type was struck at Mexico City 1870-92. The type is also recorded from Culiacan, Durango, Guanajuato, Alamos, Hermosillo and Zacatecas but Mexico City is by far the most prolific issuer. The SCWC does not list a normal date for the year. The series, never popular, ended in 1893.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.23 g, .875 fine gold, .119 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-153, KM-411.5.

Source:

  • 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, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3024, featuring the Kairos and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collections, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • 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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