Mexico 1873-Pi O 50 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Shown is a balance scale fifty centavos, of a type struck 1869-1895. This issue from San Luis Potosí is a slightly better date. Like most fifty centavos, high grade specimens are extremely rare. Other mints include Hermosillo, Zacatecas, Alamos, City, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Culiacan and Durango. A second assayer, H, is noted for the year but is slightly scarcer.

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

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM 407.7.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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