Mexico 1874-Zs A 5 centavos

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Ponterio sale 155, lot 6482
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen is from a series struck 1870-97 at the Zacatecas mint. This specimen was lot 6482 in Ponterio sale 155 (Baltimore, November 2010), where it sold for $115. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 5 Centavos, 1874-ZsA. VERY RARE date, cleaned. FINE." Altho this date is not listed as rare by the SCWC, it is priced twenty times higher than a type coin (1887-97). Assayer A is listed for 1874-76; assayer H is also known for 1870-74.

Specification: 1.35 g, .903 fine silver, 14 mm diameter, .039 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM 398.10.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.

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