Mexico 1874-Cn P 25 centavos

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Ponterio sale 151, lot 9841
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
from the Big Orange collection
from the Big Orange collection

The first specimen was lot 9841 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $184. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 25 Centavos, 1874-CnP. Exceptional grade for this normally well worn date. Lightly cleaned ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." Many of the early Culiacan quarters are rare tho this date is more available than 1871-73 or 1875-78. Many dates of the balance scale twenty-five centavos are unknown in high grade.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 406.2.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.

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