Honduras (18)24-P Y 1 real KM-8.2

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 21082
Courtesy of Stack's Bowers Auctions

Upon separating from the Empire of Mexico in 1823, Honduras joined the Central American Republic (1823-1839). The earliest independent coinage was of a provisional nature, lasting two years. This specimen was lot 21082 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $1,080. The catalog description[1] noted, "HONDURAS. Provisional 1 Real, 1824/3. Tegucigalpa Mint. NGC AU-50. Cob type. VERY RARE especially so in this state of preservation. Normally found well worn or problematic with much detail missing. The present example displays a bold date with clear evidence of the 4 over 3, full pillars and clear denomination. The reverse displays a nearly complete cross which is just a shade off the flan with full lions and castles and partial date. Struck on a compact flan with bold details. Much like the Provisional 2 Reales 1824/rotated 4 in this sale the reworking and reusing of old dies and punches in not uncommon for this mint and time period. Very interesting and fully worthy of a premium bid. Lightly toned and attractive. Ex: Richard Stuart Collection."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 3.76 gms.

Catalog reference: KM-8.2.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017

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