Mexico 1885-Mo M 2 1/2 pesos

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 1286
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This specimen was lot 1286 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $6,756.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 2 1/2 Pesos, 1885-MoM. NGC MS-63. VERY RARE date. A few areas of toning, otherwise lustrous and attractive. Sharply struck." 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 award this date a premium. The series, never popular, ended in 1893.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 411.5, Fr-148.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.
  • 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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