Honduras 1889 10 centavos

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 1245

This type was struck in 1884-1900, accompanied by similar five, twenty-five, fifty centavos and one pesos. As dies were extensively reused, innumerable varieties exist. The 1889 is a rare date. The specimen shown was lot 1245 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Honduras, 10 centavos, 1889, rare. Well-struck and richly toned AU with small rim-cut (old), possibly the finest-known example of this key date."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.5 g, .835 fine silver, this specimen 2.2 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-49.

Source:

  • 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 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.

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