1866, Mexico (Empire), Maximilian I. Gold 20 Pesos Coin. Mint Year: 1866 Mintage: 8,274 pcs. Denomination: 20 Pesos Mint Place: Mexico (Mo) Reference: Friedberg 62, KM-389. State: Mexico (Empire of Maximilian) Condition. Certified and graded by NGC as UNC Details: Cleaned! 875 Weight: 33.84gm Diameter: 37mm. Bare head of bearded Maximilian right. Crowned oval shield displaying Mexican eagle supported on either side by Griffin, sword and scepter in saltire. Legend: IMPERIO MEXICANO 20 PESOS 1866 Mo (Mexico City mint). A very nice and popular coin, of the short-lived Mexican Empire of Maximilian I. Brother of Emperor Franz Joseph I. Maximilian I of Mexico (6 July 1832 19 June 1867; born Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph of Austria) was a member of the Imperial House of Habsburg-Lorraine. After a distinguished career in the Austrian Navy he was proclaimed Emperor of Mexico, during the Second Mexican Empire, with the backing of Napoleon III of France and a group of Mexican monarchists on 10 April 1864. Many foreign governments refused to recognize his government, including the United States. This helped to ensure the success of Republican forces led by Benito Juárez, and Maximilian was executed, after capture by Republicans, in 1867. In Mexico, he and his consort are known as Maximiliano and Carlota. The item “1866, Mexico (Empire), Maximilian I. Gold 20 Pesos Coin. 8,274 Struck! NGC UNC+” is in sale since Monday, May 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\North & Central America\Mexico\Empire of Maximilian (1864-67)”. The seller is “coinworldtv” and is located in Wien. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Gold!
- Certification Number: 3936789-001
- Certification: NGC
- Grade: UNC (Details: Cleaned!)
- Year: 1866