Honduras 1882 peso

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Ponterio sale 151, lot 9580
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
Goldberg sale 65, lot 4774
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

The first specimen was lot 9580 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $161. The catalog description[1] noted, "HONDURAS. Peso, 1882. Coin axis. A few light scratches, lustrous EXTREMELY FINE-ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." The second specimen was lot 4774 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it sold for $546.25. The catalog description[2] noted, "Honduras. Peso, 1882. Medal Rotation. Standing Liberty. Lightly toned. NGC graded AU-55." The type was issued in Honduras 1881-83 and usually comes poorly struck. It is much scarcer than the later KM 52, issued 1883-99.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 47; El-12A.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.
  • Robinson, Charles, The Coins of Central America, 1733-1965, San Benito, TX: 1965.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [2]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.

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