Mexico 1872-Oa centavo

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 11364
Mexico 1872Oa centavo rev Ponterio 169-11364.jpg

This specimen was lot 11364 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $2,232. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Oaxaca. Centavo, 1872-Oa. NGC EF Details--Scratches. VERY RARE. Multiple old scratches, but still attractive." The Oaxaca mint, which struck this type 1872-75, is widely recognized as the rarest mint for one centavos and decimal minors in general. The five and ten centavos are scarce and twenty-five and fifty centavos don't exist.

Recorded mintage: 15,724.

Specification: 8 g, copper, 25 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM-391.7.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Meyer, Greg, The Republic One Centavo, 1841-1905, San Antonio, TX: Nopalitos Publishing, 2010.

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