Mexico 1904-Cn H 20 centavos

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 9017
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen is a slightly scarce date of a series struck 1898-1904 at the Culiacan mint, which closed in 1905. A rare 1904/3 overdate is also noted. Altho centavos, silver pesos and gold twenty pesos are known from Culiacan for 1905, no twenty centavos are known for that date. This twenty centavo piece replaced the twenty-five centavo piece struck 1869-92. It, in turn, was replaced by a smaller twenty centavo piece in the 1905 reform that changed "Republica Mexicana" to "Estados Unidos Mexicanos." This specimen was lot 9017 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $115. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Culiacan. 20 Centavos, 1904-CnH. NGC MS-63."

Specification: 5.41 g, .903 fine silver, .157 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: 253,000.

Catalog reference: KM 405.

Source:

  • 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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