Honduras 1883 10 pesos

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Ponterio sale 150, lot 8594
This coin was lot 8594 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $25,300. The catalog description[1] noted,
"HONDURAS. 10 Pesos, 1883. An extremely rare type that is missing from most major collections, including Hammel, Norweb and Garrett. In fact, this date was totally unknown until a small group of 13 coins surfaced in the early 2000s that was believed to be an important Hondurian woman's wedding dowry from the 1880s. When including the two known pieces dated 1889, there is a total of only 15 pieces known of the type. A virtually identical example sold for $37,375 in our April 2005 auction. Small planchet flaws as usual. Lightly cleaned CHOICE ALMOST UNCIRCULATED."
All Honduran gold coins are rare.

Recorded mintage: Unknown.

'Specification: 16.13 g, .900 fine gold, .466 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-5 (unlisted date); KM 58.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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