Guatemala 1882 25 centavos

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another specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This type was struck in Guatemala the one year only. It represents another attempt to introduce decimal currency, which was not fully implemented until 1912. Five and ten centavos of similar design were issued in 1881. None were successful and were superseded by the seated liberty type (KM 205.1).

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 6.25 g, .835 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 206.

Sources:

  • 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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