Honduras 1879 50 centavos
This specimen was lot 1101 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it sold for $714. The catalog description noted, "Honduras, 50 centavos, 1879, Lovett type, NGC VF 35. Deep and beautiful rainbow toning, somewhat crude strike with weak centers and minor rim-flaws (actually more like XF in our opinion), rare and popular one-year type designed by US engraver George Lovett (with very US coin-like features!). NGC #4715682-014." This was the only use of this design and its artistic deficiencies suggest that it deserved its early termination. The same engraver may also have done the accompanying one centavo (KM 40).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 12.5 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-44.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.