Honduras 1887 peso
This specimen was lot 22554 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $235. The catalog description noted, "HONDURAS. Peso, 1887. NGC AU-58. Far 7. From the Richard Stuart Collection." This type was issued in Honduras 1883-1903 and 1914 and usually comes poorly struck. It is much commoner than the earlier KM 51, issued 1881-83. Varieties, overdates, etc., abound. The peso was dropped in favor of the lempira in 1931.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-52.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.