Honduras 1884 5 centavos

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Heritage sale 3035, part of lot 33962
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This type was struck in 1884-86, accompanied by similar ten, twenty-five, fifty centavos and one pesos. As dies were extensively reused, innumerable varieties exist. This specimen was part of lot 33962 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), which sold for $129.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic Minor Denominations Lot, Tegucigalpa mint. An 8-coin group as follows: KM48 5 Centavos 1884, KM54 (formerly Y20) 5 Centavos 1886 and 1896, KM35 10 Centavos 1871, KM49 10 Centavos 1884, 1893 and 1895 and KM55 mule 10 Centavos 1895. Av. VG-Fine as usually seen in these issues. A good study group for the specialist with the usual myriad overdates and repunched legends." The 1884 is among the more available dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.25 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-48.


  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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