Mexico 1883-Go S 50 centavos

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from the San Dimas Collection
from the San Dimas Collection

Shown is a balance scale fifty centavos, of a type struck 1869-1895. This issue from Guanajuato is a common date for the mint, which produced the type 1869-88. Other mints include Hermosillo, City, Durango, Culiacan, Chihuahua, Alamos, Zacatecas and Potosi. The SCWC records an overdate, 1883/2-Go B/S, and a rare second assayer S.

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

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Catalog reference: KM 407.4.


  • 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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