Mexico 1871-CH M 25 centavos

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 9051
photo courtesy of Ponterio & Associates
from the Big Orange collection
from the Big Orange collection

This specimen was struck at Chihuahua, an early date of a type struck there 1871-72 and 1883-89. This date is noted as scarce. The first specimen was lot 9051 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $431.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 25 Centavos, 1871-CHM. Sharply struck, dark attractive toning. NGC MS-64." Many dates of the balance scale twenty-five centavos are unknown in high grade.

Recorded mintage: 18,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 406.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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 159: the March 2011 Baltimore Auction, featuring the Len Novotny collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers & Ponterio, 2011.

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