Guatemala 1874-P 5 pesos
This specimen was lot 21276 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,092.50. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 5 Pesos 1874P, MS63 NGC, fully lustrous and attractive, rare type in this elevated grade." This type was struck 1872-78; all the dates are scarce and some are rare. The liberty head design also appears on the rare 20 pesos of 1877.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 8.06 g, .900 fine gold, .233 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 198, Fr-45.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.