Mexico 1898-Mo centavo

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11371
Mexico 1898Mo centavo rev Ponterio 169-11371.jpg

This specimen was lot 11371 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $499. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Mexico City. Centavo, 1898-Mo. NGC MS-66 BN. Sharply struck and attractive." This one year type was struck in 1898 only at Mexico City, superseding the upright eagle type of 1870-97. It, in turn, was superseded by a smaller coin more resembling the United States cent. Fortunately, it is common in high grade as it is a very handsome coin.

Recorded mintage: 1,529,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM-393.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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