Guatemala 1861 1/4 real
Guatemala was the last country in Latin America to abandon the real, in 1912, a reflection of the extreme conservatism of the peasant society. This type was struck in 1859-69 and this date is fairly common. This specimen was lot 1597 in Stephen Album sale 32 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2018), where it sold for $152.75. The catalog description noted, "GUATEMALA: AR ¼ real, 1861, PCGS graded MS65."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.78 g, .903 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 130.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Robinson, Charles, The Coins of Central America, 1733-1965, San Benito, TX: 1965.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 32, featuring the Don Erickson Collection of German Coins, Part II and the Hazerfans Collection of Ottoman Empire Coins, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2018.