Mexico 1877-Do P 25 centavos

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 9070
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
from the Big Orange collection
from the Big Orange collection

This specimen is a somewhat scarce date of a series struck 1873-90 at the Durango mint, which closed in 1895. The other early dates for Durango (1873, 1878, 1879, 1880) are all very rare. This twenty-five centavos piece replaced the two reales struck since colonial times. It, in turn, was replaced by a smaller twenty centavos piece in 1898. This specimen was lot 9070 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $402.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Durango. 25 Centavos, 1877-DoP. Scarce date and exceptional grade. NGC AU-55."

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

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM 406.3.

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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 159: the March 2011 Baltimore Auction, featuring the Len Novotny collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers & Ponterio, 2011.

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