Mexico 1888-Ga S 5 centavos

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from the San Dimas Collection
large G
from the San Dimas Collection
small G

Shown are two specimens of the 1888GaS five centavos, of a type struck 1877, 1881, 1886-93. This issue from Guadalajara is a common date. The two specimens show the "large G" and "small G" varieties. Other mints include Hermosillo, Culiacan, Durango, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Alamos, Oaxaca and Potosi.

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

Recorded Mintage: 262,000 (all varieties).

Catalog reference: KM 398.4.


  • 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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