Guatemala 1870-R 50 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type was struck in Guatemala 1870 only. It was the only issue of this decimal denomination under the early republic. In 1873, the production of four reales resumed, using the slouched liberty design.

Recorded mintage: 140,000.

Specification: 12.5 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 195.


  • Robinson, Charles, The Coins of Central America, 1733-1965, San Benito, TX: 1965.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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