Mexico 1870-Zs H 50 centavos

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 22341
Mexico 1870Zs 50 centavos rev Ponterio 169-22341.jpg

This specimen was lot 22341 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $118. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 50 Centavos, 1870-ZsH. PCGS AU-50 Secure Holder. Toned." The Zacatecas mint struck this type 1870-87 and most dates are common yet this specimen seems a good deal at $118.

Recorded mintage: 86,000.

Specification: 13.54 g, .903 fine silver, .393 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-407.8.


  • 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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