Honduras 1881 1/2 centavo

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Sedwick Treasure Auction 28, lot 1054

This specimen was lot 1054 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 28 (Winter Park, FL, November 2020), where it sold for $1,320. The catalog description[1] noted, "Honduras, bronze 1/2 centavo, 1881, very rare, PCGS AU58. Attractive light-bronze color with full and sharp details, practically no wear, second finest in PCGS census behind a single MS 62, with one at MS 63 (Whittier specimen) in NGC census, a key date of which KM says less than ten are known." This type was struck 1881-86, 1889-91 of which only the 1886 is common.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: bronze.

Catalog reference: KM-45; Y-13.


  • 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]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 28, featuring the Dr. Peter Jones and John O'Brien collections, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2020.

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