Honduras 1871 50 centavos
The first specimen was lot 1862 in Classical Numismatic Group's auction of the Richard Lissner collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $72.60. The catalog description noted, "HONDURAS, Republic. 1840-pres. AR 50 Centavos. Tegucicalpa mint. Dated 1871. In NGC encapsulation graded AU 50. Moderate even blue gray patina with lots of luster. Only one graded higher in AU 58. Very scarce this nice. Purchased from A. H. Baldwin & Sons." This one year type is listed cheaply in the SCWC. It is accompanied by five, ten and twenty-five centavos.
Recorded mintage: 40,000.
Specification: 12.5 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen Ø30 mm, 12.46 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 37; Y 8.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.