Mexico 1881-Oa E 10 pesos

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Morton & Eden sale 104, lot 662

This specimen was lot 662 in Morton & Eden sale 104 (London, November 2019), where it sold for £5,250 (about US$8,131 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Decimal Coinage, 10 pesos, Oaxaca mint, 1881 E, choice mint state, with original mint lustre and light toning, very rare thus. Ex Jess Peters auction, April 1977. NGC holder graded MS 63+." This is a better year for this somewhat common mint.

Recorded mintage: 961.

Specification: 16.92 g, .875 fine gold, .476 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 413.8, Fr-132.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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.
  • [1]Eden, Tom, James Morton, David Kirk and Menelaos Danellis, Morton & Eden sale 104, Ancient Coins and the Mexico Collection, London: Morton & Eden, 2019.

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