Honduras 1871 5 centavos
This specimen was lot 1396 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "HONDURAS. 5 Centavos, 1871. NGC EF-40. RARE date. Mintage of only 2,056 pieces." The type was struck in 1871 only, accompanied by similar ten, twenty-five, fifty centavos and one pesos. Only the twenty-five and fifty centavos were made in production quantities. Honduran coinage was locally made under very primitive conditions until the reform of 1931 which introduced the lempira.
Recorded mintage: 2,056 plus proofs made in Philadelphia.
Specification: 1.25 g, .835 silver.
Catalog reference: KM-34.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.