Mexico 1881-As centavo

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11329
Mexico 1881As centavo rev Ponterio 169-11329.jpg

This specimen was lot 11329 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $323. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Alamos. Centavo, 1881-As. NGC VF Details--Environmental Damage. Some light porosity." This date is scarce. The minting of large size copper centavos was suspended in 1882 in favor of a small copper-nickel issue. When the new type was rejected by the populace, the old type was resumed in 1886.

Recorded mintage: ___,000.

Specification: 8 g, copper, 25 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-391.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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