Guatemala 1859-R peso

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 13218
photo courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 13218 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $705. The catalog description[1] noted, "GUATEMALA. Peso, 1859-R. NGC VF-25. RARE." This type, with the bust of President Rafael Carrera, was struck 1859 only with and without an "R" on the reverse. The "R" is awarded a substantial premium by the SCWC. Similar silver pesos were struck 1862-71.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 25 g, .903 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-178.

Sources:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • Robinson, Charles, The Coins of Central America, 1733-1965, San Benito, TX: 1965.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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