Hidalgo del Parral 1913 peso KM-610

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11429
Chihuahua 1913 peso rev Ponterio 169-11429.jpg

This specimen was lot 11429 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $9,988. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Revolution. Chihuahua. Hidalgo del Parral. 'Bolita' Peso, 1913. NGC AU Details--Surface Hairlines." This silver peso issued in the state of Chihuahua is called the "Bolita" after the circle surrounding the "1" on the reverse. It is one of the better known rarities of revolutionary coinage whereas the regular Hidalgo del Parral peso (KM 611) is only scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 30 g, silver.

Catalog reference: KM-610; GB-78.


  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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