Mexico 1884-As L 50 centavos

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Goldberg sale 100, lot 2735
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This specimen was lot 2735 in Goldberg sale 100 (Los Angeles, September 2017), where it sold for $152.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Mexico. 50 Centavos, 1884-AS L. Balance scale. Very scarce date. Probably the finest example graded at NGC. NGC graded VF-30." Shown is a balance scale fifty centavos, of a type struck 1869-1895. This issue from Alamos is a rare date for the mint, which produced the type intermittently 1875-88. Other mints include Hermosillo, Mexico City, Durango, Culiacan, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Zacatecas and Potosi.

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

Recorded mintage: 6,286.

Catalog reference: KM 407.


  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 100: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.

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