Mexico 1873-Go S 50 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1873Go 50 centavos rev DSLR.jpg
Ponterio sale 159, lot 9181
photo courtesy of Ponterio & Associates

This issue from Guanajuato is among the more available dates. However, specimens in uncirculated are rare and priced accordingly. Other mints include Hermosillo, Culiacan, Durango, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Alamos and Potosi. The second specimen was lot 9181 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $195.50. The catalog description[1] noted, “MEXICO. Guanajuato. 50 Centavos, 1873-GoS. Toned, sharply struck. PCGS AU-55.”

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

Recorded mintage: 50,000.

Catalog reference: KM 407.4.


  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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