Mexico 1870-Pi O 25 centavos

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Ponterio sale sale 159, lot 9122
photo courtesy of Ponterio & Associates
from the Big Orange collection
from the Big Orange collection

This specimen is a scarce date of a series struck 1869-90 at the Potosi mint. This twenty-five centavos piece replaced the two reales struck since colonial times. It, in turn, was replaced by a smaller twenty centavos piece in 1898. The first specimen was lot 9122 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $1,092.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Potosi. 25 Centavos, 1870-PiO. Rare in high grade. NGC MS-62."

Recorded mintage: 50,000 (assayers "G" and "O").

Specification: 6.77 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 406.8.

Source:

  • 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]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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