The first book exclusively about a short-lived series of Mexican
coins known as the “Caballito” has just been published.
Mexican Beauty, Un Peso Caballito, by Allan Schein, debuted
during the U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association convention in
Scottsdale, Ariz., held Oct. 16 to 18.
The fully bilingual (Spanish and English) book focuses on the
Caballito series, which was issued from 1910 to 1914. The Caballito is
considered Mexico’s first commemorative coin and one of its most
beautiful. Designed by Charles Pillet, the obverse shows an eagle, and
the reverse depicts a female personification of Liberty astride a horse.
Schein explores the iconography of the design, the many minor die
varieties and provides an overview of how to grade the coins. The
238-page, soft cover book features many four-color images as well as
supporting text throughout. In addition, Schein explores counterfeits,
population data and value, and provides information about other coins
designed by Pillet.
The book retails for $40 plus shipping and is available from the author.
To order, write to Schein at P.O. Box 71703, Salt Lake City, UT
84171 or email him.
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