Oaxaca 1915 3 centavos KM-711

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11452
Oaxaca 1915 3 centavos rev Ponterio 169-11452.jpg

This specimen was lot 11452 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $999. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Oaxaca. 3 Centavos, 1915. PCGS MS-64 BN Secure Holder. Lovely brown with golden luster. Good strike and well preserved." This crude provisional piece has been extensively counterfeited. A rare variety (KM 712) shows the first line on the reverse as "PROVISI" instead of "PROVISIO." The state of Oaxaca, which was not the scene of any fighting, issued the most extensive series of revolutionary coinage, most with the bust of native son Benito Juarez.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: copper.

Catalog reference: KM-711; GB-290.


  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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