Mexico 1886-As L 5 centavos

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from the San Dimas Collection
from the San Dimas Collection

Shown is an 1886AsL five centavos, of a type struck 1874-95. This issue from Alamos is among the rarer dates, as the obverse uses the gold peso die. The variety with the regular obverse is also known and is a common date. Mulings are known for the Culiacan ten centavos as well. Other mints include Hermosillo, Culiacan, Durango, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca and Potosi.

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

Mintage: 43,000 (all varieties).

Catalog reference: KM 398.

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.

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