Honduras 1879 centavo

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 1397
Courtesy of Stack's Bowers Auctions

This specimen was lot 1397 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "HONDURAS. Centavo, 1879. NGC EF-40 BN. RARE date." This type is known for 1878-80. Honduran coinage was locally made under very primitive conditions until the reform of 1931 which introduced the lempira. Five, ten and fifty centavos are also recorded for 1879, all rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: KM 40.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Robinson, Charles, The Coins of Central America, 1733-1965, San Benito, TX: 1965.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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