Toluca (1915) 20 centavos
This specimen was lot 2405 in Goldberg sale 93 (Los Angeles, September 2016), where it sold for $188. The catalog description noted, "Mexico: Mexico State (Estado De). 20 Centavos, ND (1915) NGC MS63 BR. Toluca. Revolutionary coinage. Countermark 20 on 1 centavo (KM-415), 1906-Mo. Only 1 example graded higher in the NGC census. NGC graded MS-63 Brown." These rather enigmatic issues were counterstamped over centavos of the Estados Unidos (shown here) or the Republic (scarce). Two centavo pieces were also counterstamped into forty centavo pieces; these are rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Catalog reference: KM-693.1.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Utberg, Neil S., The Coins of Mexico, 1536-1963, San Antonio, TX, 1963.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 93: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2016.