Guatemala 1837-G 1/4 real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Guatemala 1837 cuartilla rev 600.jpg

This type is filed under the Central American Republic but, except for a rare 1845 issue from Costa Rica, all were struck in Guatemala. The denomination seems to have been popular in Guatemala, as silver cuartillas were struck in colonial times 1796-1821, under the Central American Republic 1824-51 and by the Republic of Guatemala 1859-99, being the last country to abandon the denomination. Most Central American coins saw hard use and are very rare in uncirculated, but hoards of this type have been found, rendering this coin quite affordable in nice condition. No varieties are recorded for this date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .84 g, .896 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 1 (filed under Central American Republic).


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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