Guatemala 1862 1/4 real

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from the San Dimas Collection
Guatemala 1862 cuartilla rev JS.jpg

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.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.78 g, .903 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 130.

Source:

  • 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.

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