Mexico 1870-Ca 5 centavos

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from Goldberg sale 93, lot 2272
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This specimen is from a series struck 1868-70 at the Chihuahua mint and 1863 at San Luis Potosi. This five centavos piece was superseded by the "standing eagle" type struck 1869-97. It, in turn, was replaced by a "slim eagle" five centavos piece (KM 400) in 1898. This specimen was lot 2272 in Goldberg sale 93 (Los Angeles, September 2016), where it sold for $270.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 5 Centavos, 1870-CA NGC MS65. Full original mint luster. Only 3 examples graded higher in the NGC census. NGC graded MS-65."

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

Recorded mintage: 35,000.

Catalog reference: KM 396.


  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 93: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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