Mexico 1871-Cn P 25 centavos

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 9057
photo courtesy of Ponterio & Associates
from the Big Orange collection
from the Big Orange collection

This specimen was struck at Culiacan, an early date of a type struck there 1871-92. This date is noted as rare and expensive. The first specimen was lot 9057 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Culiacan. 25 Centavos, 1871-CnP. Rare date and possibly the finest known. Dark toned. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." Many dates of the balance scale twenty-five centavos are unknown in high grade.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 406.2.

Source:

  • 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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