Enduring Beauty: 1913 Caballito Peso

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by 7Jags, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    This coin is not especially rare, although as readers know is frequently messed with, cleaned, scrubbed or abused. I actually like the mid-grade uncirculated coins that are well struck and this is a very nice example IMHO that was bought raw in an auction last year - luster in hand is really fabulous cartwheel that doesn't seem to show & am tempted to try again later on today with better photos:

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    Sorry about the focus on the reverse, it is NOT sadly the 3/2 version as can be seen:
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  3. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Really nice example of this beautiful Mexican Type.
    Congrats on the acquisition.
  4. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Ah thanks. I have a 1914 at PCGS that I hope does not get "details" graded AU as it is nice but a bit of luster loss.
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  6. ewomack

    ewomack 魚の下着 Supporter

    Nice coin! I also have a 1913 Caballito (below)- it's one of my favorite Mexican coins and among my favorite coins of all. I never read the book Mexican Beauty, Un Peso Caballito by Allen Schein, but I've heard great things about it - it's also printed in both English and Spanish - always a bonus. The Caballito below was graded AU 55 by NGC.

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  7. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    Lovely coin! Looks nicely struck for a 1913. Here is my Caballito I acquired this year. Allan Schein believes its full PL both sides, but it was submitted before PCGS was designating anything but Morgans as PL. I may resubmit to try to get the PL added someday.
  8. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Wow! And this is why I love this series. That coin is fabulous Kazuma.
    I got on the Boards at PCGS a 1912 that looked good, and then graded very well:

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    And here are some also rather poor pictures of the 1914 with strange toning on the Caballito side:

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  9. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Love the design. Nice examples you all have there.

    I got this 1910 a while back, I believe the commonest date of the series? It was both quite cheap and nice so I am happy.

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  10. Joshua Lemons

    Joshua Lemons Well-Known Member Supporter

    I have always liked this design, but the prices for the grade I want are just too steep. I can wait though because collecting isn't a race, right? All of you guys' coins look awesome!
  11. 7Jags

    7Jags Well-Known Member

    Eduard, that is nice 1910 there. Yes, it is the most common but the design the same regardless.
    I think that the grading on these is not consistent so you can sometimes find a very nice MS62/3 for 1910 or 1913 that is not too bad - the market is on the upswing but worst if you try for MS65 and above...
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