Mexico 1898-Cn M 10 centavos

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 9006
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen is a very scarce date of a series struck 1898-1904 at the Culiacan mint. This ten centavos piece replaced the upright eagle type issued 1869-97. This specimen was lot 9006 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $172.50. The catalog description[1] noted, “MEXICO. Culiacan. 10 Centavos, 1898-CnM. Dark toned. NGC AU-55."

Specification: 2.71 g, .903 fine silver, .078 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: 9,870.

Catalog reference: KM 404.


  • 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.
  • [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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