Mexico 1882-Ho A 50 centavos

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Ponterio sale 159, lot 9192
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen is a scarce date of a series struck 1874-95 at the Hermosillo mint, which closed in 1895. This fifty centavos piece replaced the four reales struck since colonial times. It, in turn, was replaced by a smaller fifty centavos piece in 1905. This specimen was lot 9192 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $287.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Hermosillo. 50 Centavos, 1882-HoA. Scarce date. Sharply struck, lightly cleaned. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED."

Specification: 13.54 g, .903 fine silver, .393 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Catalog reference: KM 407.5.


  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • Buttrey, T. V., and Clyde Hubbard, A Guide Book of Mexican Coins, 1822 to date, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1992.
  • [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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