Mexico 1878-Ho A 5 centavos

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from the San Dimas Collection
from the San Dimas Collection
gold peso obverse
from the San Dimas Collection

Shown is an 1878HoG five centavos, of a type struck 1874-94. This issue from Hermosillo is a better date but not rare. Other mints include Alamos, Culiacan, Durango, Zacatecas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca and Potosi. The SCWC records a rare 1878/7 overdate and a scarce mule using a gold peso obverse die.

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

Mintage: 22,000.

Catalog reference: KM 398.6.


  • 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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