Honduras 1871 5 centavos

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Ponterio sale 173, lot 1396
Courtesy of Stack's Bowers Auctions

This specimen was lot 1396 in Ponterio sale 173 (New York, January 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio Sale 173: The January NYINC 2013 Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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