Mexico 1873-Cn P 25 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1873Cn 25 centavos rev DSLR.jpg
Ponterio sale 159, lot 9059
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
from the Big Orange collection
from the Big Orange collection

This specimen is one of a type struck in Mexico at twelve mints 1869-95. This date from the Culiacan mint is rare tho the Durango issue is the key for 1873. Many dates of the balance scale 25 centavos are unknown in high grade. The second specimen was lot 9059 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $373.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Culiacan. 25 Centavos, 1873-CnP. Weakly struck as usual, toned with underlying luster. EXTREMELY FINE."

Recorded mintage: 19,586.

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

Catalog reference: KM 406.2.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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