Mexico 1868-Mo centavo

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11342
Mexico 1868Mo centavo rev Ponterio 169-11342.jpg

This specimen was lot 11342 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $881. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. Centavo, 1868-Mo. NGC VG Details--Tooled. RARE." Altho Mexico City is a common mint for bronze centavos, this date is unlisted and is presumably as rare as claimed in the auction listing. Preproduction five and ten centavos are also recorded.

Recorded mintage: unknown (an unlisted date).

Specification: 8 g, copper, 25 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-391.6.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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