Mexico 1874-CH M 10 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1874CH 10 centavos rev DC.jpg
Ponterio sale 155, lot 6484
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
Ponterio sale 159, lot 8916
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

The regular issue ranged 1869-97 from Mexico City, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Culiacan, Guadalajara, Alamos, Hermosillo, Durango and even Oaxaca. Chihuahua issued this type 1871-95 and, while most dates are common, this date is scarce. Many of the early issues are noted for crude, even unreadable dates. The second specimen was lot 6484 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $115. The catalog description noted, "MEXICO. 10 Centavos, 1874-CHM. Dark toned ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." The third specimen was lot 8916 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $258.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 10 Centavos, 1874-CHM. NGC MS-65."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.707 g, .903 fine silver, .078 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 403.1.


  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 159: the March 2011 Baltimore Auction, featuring the Len Novotny collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers & Ponterio, 2011.

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