Mexico 1863-SLP 5 centavos

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from the San Dimas Collection
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a rather scarce one year type from the San Luis Potosi mint. This five centavos piece replaced the silver half real struck since colonial times. Several transitional designs were issued 1863-70, including one by the Maximilian regime, before settling on the upright eagle type used 1869-97. This design was also used at Chihuahua 1868-70.

Specification: 1.35 g, .903 fine silver, .039 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM 396.1.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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