Mexico 1870-Ca 10 centavos

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from the San Dimas Collection
from the San Dimas Collection
Ponterio sale 159, lot 8909
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This type was originally struck in San Luis Potosi in 1863, as Maximilian's troops advanced, and revived for use at Chihuahua 1868-70. Of the three dates, 1870 is the most available. It is much scarcer than the regular type, particularly if one is seeking a well struck specimen. The second specimen was lot 8909 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $1,150. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 10 Centavos, 1870-Ca. Rare type in this high grade. Toned. NGC MS-63."

Recorded mintage: 17,000.

Specification: 2.707 g, .903 fine silver, .078 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 401.1.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 159: the March 2011 Baltimore Auction, featuring the Len Novotny collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers & Ponterio, 2011.

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