Guatemala 1877-F 5 pesos
The first specimen was lot 24465 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 5 Pesos 1877-F, MS63 NGC. Types as above. Choice Uncirculated and well struck with full mint brilliance, but some small planchet flaws near the rim. A perfect type coin. Ex. Freeman Craig (5/1978, for $750). From The Isaac Rudman Collection of Guatemala Coins." This type was struck 1872-78; all the dates are scarce and some are rare. The liberty head design also appears on the rare twenty pesos of 1877.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 8.06 g, .900 fine gold, .233 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 198, Fr-45.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.