Honduras 1902 peso oro

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 33636
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 33636 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold Peso 1902 AU. Well struck with a sharp date. Far better than almost all of this normally crude type. Mintage unknown, but believed to be just a few pieces." This is a later date of a type struck 1888-1922. None are common, tho this is one of scarcer dates. In 1931, the peso was dropped in favor of the lempira and the mintage of gold for circulation ceased.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.61 g, .900 fine gold, .046 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-7; KM 56.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
  • Robinson, Charles, The Coins of Central America, 1733-1965, San Benito, TX: 1965.

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