Mexico 1884-Cn M peso

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Heritage sale 351, lot 13917
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen is a rare date of a series struck 1869-1905 at the Culiacan mint. Mexico City is the commonest mint, followed by Guanajuato, Culiacan, Zacatecas (scarce), Hermosillo (rare), Alamos (rare) and Chihuahua (rare). Even the common dates have low mintages but the type was widely hoarded, making it reasonably available today. Numerous date varieties exist. This specimen was lot 13917 in Heritage sale 351 (Long Beach, June 2004) where it sold for $805. The catalog description noted, "Republic Gold 1 Peso 1884 Cn-M, weakly struck BU with some porosity as normal for the issue. Scarce. Ex: Stack's June 1993 auction, lot 399."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .047 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-160, KM 410.2.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • 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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