Hidalgo del Parral 1913 2 centavos
This specimen was lot 11428 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $588. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. Revolution Chihuahua, Hidalgo del Parral. 2 Centavos, 1913. Brass. Very scarce. With Mr. Wood's hand-lettered cardboard holder. EXTREMELY FINE. Ex: Howland Wood Collection." The copper issue of this type is common; this is a scarce brass issue.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common in copper.
Specification: 6.85 g, copper (KM 607) or brass (KM 607a, shown here).
Catalog reference: KM-607a; GB-74.
- Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
- Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.