Mexico 1880-Mo centavo

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11351
Mexico 1880Mo centavo rev Ponterio 169-11351.jpg

This specimen was lot 11351 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $235. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. Centavo, 1880/79-Mo. NGC MS-64 BN. Some mint red, sharply struck." This date is common tho less so than the Mexico City issues of 1886-97. The minting of large size copper centavos was suspended in 1882 in favor of a small copper-nickel issue. When the new type was rejected by the populace, the old type was resumed in 1886. The SCWC records the overdates 1880/70, 1888/72 and 1880/79 (shown here) in addition to the regular date.

Recorded mintage: 1,130,000.

Specification: 8 g, copper, 25 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-391.6.


  • 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 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Meyer, Greg, The Republic One Centavo, 1841-1905, San Antonio, TX: Nopalitos Publishing, 2010.

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