Honduras 1888 25 centavos

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CNG Lissner collection, lot 1860

This specimen was lot 1860 in Classical Numismatic Group's auction of the Richard Lissner collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $665.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "HONDURAS, Republic. 1840-pres. AR 25 Centavos. Tegucicalpa mint. Dated 1888. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. Superb iridescent blue, green, and amber patina over select choice surfaces. A truly beautiful coin and highest ever graded by far. Only Mint State example. Purchased from Meridian Coin Company, February 1976." This type is listed for 1883-1900 and priced fairly low but choice specimens are few. The fineness was reduced to 835 thousandths in 1899.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.25 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen Ø24 mm, 6.25 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 50; Y 23.


  • 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]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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