Mexico 1881-Ho A 10 pesos

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Eliasberg lot 3388
Mexico 1881Ho 10 pesos rev Eliasberg 3388.jpg

This specimen was lot 3388 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $34,500. The catalog description[1] noted, "1881 A 10 pesos. Hermosillo mint. MS-62 (NGC). Types as above. Highly lustrous yellow gold with coppery toning highlights. Fine hairline scratch noted on obverse. A rare Hermosillo issue, unpriced and listed as 'rare' in Krause. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." Mintage figures are not a reliable indicator of rarity for this type due to the accidents of hoarding; many low mintage issues are readily available while other high mintage issues are very rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.92 g, .875 fine gold, .476 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 16.86 grams, 27.1 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 413.6, Fr-135.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.

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