50 Centavo Mexico Silver

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1874, Mexico (2nd Rep.). Silver 50 Centavos (½ Scales Peso) Coin. Zacatecas!

Mint Year: 1874
Mintage: 56,000 pcs.
Reference: KM-407.8.
Mint Place: Zacatecas (Zs)
Denomination: 50 Centavos (½ Republican Dollar)
Material: Silver (.903)
Weight: 13.32gm
Diameter: 30mm

Obverse: Illuminated Phrygian cap with "libertad" inscription, above scales, sword and scroll.
Legend: 50 CENTAVOS Zs H. 902.7

Reverse: Eagle with a snake in its beak, standing on isle with a cactus plant, surrounded by water. Date and wreath below.
Legend: REPUBLICA MEXICANA (terminated by olive and oak branches) 1874

The peso was originally the name of the eight-real coins issued in Mexico by Spain. These were the so-called Spanish dollars or pieces of eight in wide circulation in the Americas and Asia from the height of the Spanish Empire until the early 19th century. After Mexico gained its independence in 1821, the new government continued the Spanish monetary system of 16 silver reales = 1 gold escudo, with the peso of 8 reales the largest silver coin. Paper money was also issued, denominated in pesos.

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States of America; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometres (over 760,000 sq mi), Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over 113 million, it is the world’s eleventh most populous country and the most populous Spanish-speaking country. Mexico is a federation comprising thirty-one states and a Federal District, the capital city.

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Posted by: anonymous  2016-03-08
MEXICO 1881ZsS 50 Centavos Silver F-VF

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-03-02
Mexico. 50 Centaovs, 1878-Zs S. KM-407.8. Balance scale. PCGS graded AU-53. Estimated Value $100 - 125. Categories: World Crowns and Minors

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-03-02
Mexico. 50 Centavos, 1877-Zs S. KM-407.8. Balance scale. NGC graded About Uncirculated, Details (Surface Hairlines). Estimated Value $100 - 125. Categories: World Crowns and Minors

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-01-30
1874, Mexico (2nd Rep.). Silver 50 Centavos (½ Scales Peso) Coin. Zacatecas! Mint Year: 1874 Mintage: 56,000 pcs. Reference: KM-407.8. Mint Place: Zacatecas (Zs) Denomination: 50 Centavos (½ Republican Dollar) Condition: Dark deposits in obverse, otherwise VF. Mate ...

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Posted by: spider  2014-05-29
KM# 407.6 50 CENTAVOS13.5360 g., 0.9027 Silver .3930 oz. ASW Rev: Balance scale Mexico Second Republic 1869 1870 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888

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Posted by: anonymous  2014-02-11
1874, Mexico (2nd Rep.). Silver 50 Centavos (½ Scales Peso) Coin. Zacatecas! Condition: VF+ Mint Year: 1874 Mintage: 56,000 pcs. Reference: KM-407.8. Mint Place: Zacatecas (Zs) Denomination: 50 Centavos (½ Republican Dollar) Material: Silver (.903) Weight: 13.32gm ...

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† WORLD COINS, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, ARGENTINA Republic, Silver and Base-metal issues (approx 90), including Centavo 1891, 2-Centavos 1888, 5-Centavos 1882, 20-Centavos 1883, 50-Centavos 188 ...

Sold for: $311.0
† WORLD COINS, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, MEXICO Revolutionary Coinage, Guerrero, revolutionary issues, Emiliano Zapata, Copper 10-Centavos, 1915 GRO, Silver Peso, 1914 GRO (KM 637.2, 641); Atlix ...

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PHILIPPINES 1947S 50 Centavos - 1 Peso Silver UNC - 2 Coins
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