Campo Morado 1915-CM 50 centavos KM-657

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 22792
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This specimen was lot 22792 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $105.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Guerrero. Campo Morado. 50 Centavos, 1915-CM GRO. PCGS MS-61 BN. KM-657; GB-161. Struck by forces loyal to Emiliano Zapata. One of just four at this grade with only three certified finer. Well made for the issue, with decent centering and a nice strike. Smooth problem free surfaces." This type, accompanied by copper ten, twenty and five centavos, is common but normally comes wretched.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: copper, 30-31 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-653.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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