(1) MAXIMILIAN 1865
PESO B/U coin//token
Weighs total 0.50 grams.
Diameter of each coin is 10
These coins were minted with various
gold compositions but all are great collectibles.
I cannot guarantee the gold composition of
22k Gold Electroplate.
not solid Gold
I do not know much about gold coins so I bought a
book and found this coin listed as Maximillian 1st. 1864 - 1867
They are in brilliant uncirculated condition.
These are smaller coins of 10mm.
1865 Maximilian. Mexican style eagle
with spanish language legend,
These are listed in "K" World Coins" under Mexico-Empire of
Maximilian, "GOLD PESO FANTASIES"
World Coins notes the existance of 5 varieties.
Further description of these tokens
can be found in books on Mexican coins. Apparently they were
made after 1949. Not solid gold
Bibliography of Ferdinand Maximilian
von Habsburg (1832-67)
and his wife Carlotta of
Ferdinand Maximilian was born at
Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna on 6 July 1832, the second son of
Archduke Franz Karl and Archduchess Sophie of Austria. His elder
brother Franz Joseph was heir to the Habsburg crown, and young Max
grew up 'full of curiosity, with a romantic and imaginative nature'
(Tattersall, 1998). In 1851, at the age of 19, he entered the K.u.k
Kriegsmarine with the rank of Lieutenant. He went on to become
Commander-in-Chief of the navy, before accepting the throne of
Mexico in 1863. This was an ill-fated venture which resulted in his
execution by firing squad in 1867.