Mexico 1874-Mo B 10 centavos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2020 Collector's Choice sale, lot 70239
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This specimen was lot 70239 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2020), where it sold for $45. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 10 Centavos, 1874-Mo B. Mexico City Mint. NGC AU-53. A lightly toned and handled specimen, presenting great originality." This specimen is a fairly common date of a series struck 1869-97 at the Mexico City mint. Assayer M also exists along with varieties such as Mo M/C and Mo B/M. This ten centavos piece replaced the silver one real struck since colonial times. Several transitional designs were issued 1863-70, including one by the Maximilian regime, before settling on this type. It, in turn, was replaced by a ten centavos piece with a redesigned reverse in 1898.

Specification: 2.71 g, .903 fine silver, .078 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM-403.7.

Source:

  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The May 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.

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