Honduras 1889 10 centavos
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 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.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.