Mexico 1881-Mo centavo
This specimen was lot 11352 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $489. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. Centavo, 1881-Mo. NGC MS-64 RB. Lustrous with traces of original mint red. Sharply struck." This date is not rare but less common than the 1886-97 dates. The minting of large size copper centavos was suspended in 1882 in favor of a small copper-nickel issue. When the new type was rejected by the populace, the old type was resumed in 1886.
Recorded mintage: 1,060,000.
Specification: 8 g, copper, 25 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM-391.6.
- Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
- 1887-Mo centavo
- Coins and currency dated 1881
- return to Decimal coinage of the Republic of Mexico, 1863-1905