Mexico 1882/1-Zs S 10 pesos

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Eliasberg lot 3389
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This specimen was lot 3389 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $2,070. The catalog description[1] noted, "1882/1 S 10 pesos. Zacatecas mint. MS-63 (NGC). Types as above. Pale yellow gold, reflective in the obverse fields. Lightly hairlined on the reverse, but lustrous. A scarce date in the series, only 1,599 struck. 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: 1,599.

Specification: 16.92 g, .875 fine gold, .476 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 16.93 grams, 26.90 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 413.8, Fr-138.


  • 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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