Mexico 1874-Mo B 5 centavos

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Stack's Bowers 2019 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72603
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This specimen was lot 72603 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $95. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 5 Centavos, 1874-Mo B. Mexico City Mint. PCGS MS-65 Gold Shield. A lovely little GEM with semi-reflective obverse fields and attractive satiny reverse fields. Just a touch of light golden tone graces the surfaces giving this piece a nice look." Shown is an 1874MoB five centavos, of a type struck 1870-81 and 1886-97. This issue from Mexico City is common. Assayer M and an 1874/3 overdate are reported. Other mints include Hermosillo, Culiacan, Durango, Alamos, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca and Zacatecas.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date.

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

Catalog reference: KM-398.7.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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