Mexico 1874-Mo B 25 centavos

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 9107
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
Goldberg sale 93, lot 2283
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This specimen was struck at Mexico City, a common date of a type struck there 1869-90. Assayer “M” is also recorded for 1874, as well as overdates 1874/3 and 1874/69 and overassayer B/M. Many dates of the balance scale twenty-five centavos are unknown in high grade. The first specimen was lot 9107 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $373.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. 25 Centavos, 1874/3-MoB/M. NGC MS-64." The second specimen was lot 2283 in Goldberg sale 93 (Los Angeles, September 2016), where it sold for $129.25. The catalog description[2] noted, "Mexico. 25 Centavos, 1874/3-Mo B NGC MS61. Balance scale. Lightly toned. Only 3 examples graded higher in the NGC census. NGC graded MS-61."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 406.7.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 93: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.

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