Mexico 1878-Do B 50 centavos

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 9169
photo courtesy of Ponterio & Associates

Shown is a balance scale fifty centavos, of a type struck 1869-1895. This issue from Durango is rare, not priced in the SCWC. This specimen was lot 9169 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, “MEXICO. Durango. 50 Centavos, 1878-DoB. EXTREMELY RARE date and one of the finest known. Lightly cleaned. VERY FINE.”

Specification: 13.54 g, .903 fine silver, .393 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM 407.3.

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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