Mexico 1891-Mo centavo

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11359
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Mexico City struck this type 1869-81 and 1886-97 and is by far the largest producer. Mexico City was the only mint which struck centavos 1892-96. The second specimen was lot 11359 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,116. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. Centavo, 1891-Mo. NGC Mint Error EF-45 BN. Struck 45% off center." Mint errors from the Republic are very rare.

Recorded mintage: 14,544,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM 391.6.


  • 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.
  • 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.

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