Mexico 1874-As DL 5 centavos

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from the San Dimas Collection
from the San Dimas Collection

Shown is an 1874AsDL five centavos, of a type struck 1874-80 and 1886-95. This issue from Alamos is a slightly scarce date but is unusual in bearing two assayer's initials instead of the normal one. Other mints include Culiacan, Hermosillo, Durango, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca and Potosi.

Specification: 1.35 g, .903 fine silver, .039 troy oz ASW.

Mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM 398.

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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