Mexico 1888-Ca M 25 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Mexico 1888Ca 25 centavos rev DSLR.jpg
Ponterio sale 159, lot 9055
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
from the Big Orange collection
from the Big Orange collection

This specimen is a better date of a series struck 1871-72, 1883-89 at the Chihuahua mint. This twenty-five centavos piece replaced the two reales struck since colonial times. This date is common but scarce in nice condition. The second specimen was lot 9055 in Ponterio sale 159 (Baltimore, March 2011), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[1] noted, "MEXICO. Chihuahua. 25 Centavos, 1888-CaM. Ex: Pittman Collection. NGC MS-64."

Specification: 6.77 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Recorded mintage: 14,000.

Catalog reference: KM 406.1.


  • 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]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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