Mexico 1890-Go R 25 centavos

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Heritage sale 397
photo courtesy Heritage Auctions
Ponterio sale 159, lot 9095
photo courtesy of Ponterio & Associates
Ponterio sale 159, lot 9096
photo courtesy of Ponterio & Associates, lot 9096
from the Big Orange Collection
from the Big Orange Collection

This specimen is a common date of a series struck 1870-90 at the Guanajuato mint, which closed in 1900. This 25 centavos piece replaced the two reales struck since colonial times. It, in turn, was replaced by a smaller 20 centavos piece in 1898. The second specimen was lot 9095 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $316.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Guanajuato. 25 Centavos, 1890-Go/HoR. NGC MS-64." The third specimen was lot 9095 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Guanajuato. 25 Centavos, 1890-GoR. NGC MS-64."

Specification: 6.77 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: 236,000.

Catalog reference: KM 406.5.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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 159: the March 2011 Baltimore Auction, featuring the Len Novotny collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers & Ponterio, 2011.

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