Mexico 1879-Do B 5 centavos

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Stack's Bowers 2019 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72599
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This specimen was lot 72599 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 5 Centavos, 1879-Do B. Durango Mint. PCGS AU-58 Gold Shield. A decently struck example early date for this mint with rich old envelope tone." Shown is an 1879-Do B five centavos, of a type struck 1874, 1877-81, 1887-94. This issue from Durango is a scarce date. Other mints include Alamos, Culiacan, Guanajuato, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Hermosillo, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca and Potosi.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a very scarce date.

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

Catalog reference: KM-398.3.

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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