Mexico 1920-Mo 10 centavos

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11388
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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen was lot 11388 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $470. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 10 Centavos, 1920. PCGS MS-64 RB. Sharply struck. PCGS MS-64 RB." This bronze ten centavos was also struck 1919, 1921 and 1935; all dates are scarce in nice condition. It was issued when silver prices did not permit the circulation of silver ten centavos which were minted 1905-14 and 1925-35 (see KM 428). The bronze coins were withdrawn and demonetized in the 1930's in favor of a copper-nickel replacement. There are also similar bronze one, two, five and twenty centavos.

Recorded mintage: 6,620,000, the highest date.

Specification: 12 g, bronze (.950 Cu, .025 Sn, .025 Zn), 30.5 mm diameter, plain edge.

Catalog reference: KM 430.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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