Mexico 1880-Pi H 5 centavos

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Stack's Bowers 2019 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72607
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This specimen was lot 72607 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, October 2019), where it sold for $456. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. 5 Centavos, 1880-Pi H. San Luis Potosi Mint. PCGS MS-64 Gold Shield. RARE date. Light adjustment marks on the reverse mentioned for accuracy. Otherwise the piece exhibits a sharp strike, frosty devices and lovely satiny surfaces. A thin veneer of tone lends to the good eye appeal." Shown is an 1880PiH five centavos, of a type struck 1870-81 and 1886-97. This issue from Potosi is rare. Other mints include Hermosillo, Culiacan, Durango, Alamos, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Oaxaca and Zacatecas.

Recorded mintage: 6,200.

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

Catalog reference: KM-398.9.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The October 2019 Collector's Choice Sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.

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