Mexico 1870-Pi G 5 centavos

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 22345
Mexico 1870Pi 5 centavos rev Ponterio 169-22345.jpg

This specimen was lot 22345 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. San Luis Potosi. 5 Centavos, 1870-PiG/ MoC. VERY RARE date. VERY GOOD." The Potosi mint struck silver five centavos 1869-81 and 1886-93. Most dates prior to 1886 are rare; this one is not priced in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: 20,000 (assayers O and G).

Specification: 1.354 g, .903 fine silver, .0393 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-398.9.


  • 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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