Mexico 1864-M 5 centavos

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6473
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen is from a series struck 1864-66 for the Maximilian regime. This specimen was lot 6473 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $345. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Maximilian. 5 Centavos, 1864-M. Toned, sharply struck. NGC MS-64." Altho this type was demonetized as soon as the Juaristas recaptured Mexico City, it is normally found quite worn, suggesting that it circulated for many years anyway.

Specification: 1.35 g, .903 fine silver, 14 mm diameter, .039 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM 385.1.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • 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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