Mexico 1870-Mo centavo

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11343
Mexico 1870Mo centavo rev Ponterio 169-11343.jpg

This specimen was lot 11343 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $764. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. Centavo, 1870-Mo. NGC MS-64 RB. Sharply struck." Altho Mexico City is a common mint for bronze centavos, the early dates are scarce in nice condition. For this year, an 1870/69 overdate is recorded.

Recorded mintage: 1,200,000.

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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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