Guatemala 1889 1/4 real
The specimen shown is of a common type struck 1889-91. It is almost completely anepigraphic, lacking a mintmark or country of origin and bearing only a date and denomination. Guatemala was the last country in Latin America to abandon the real, in 1912, a reflection of the extreme conservatism of the peasant society.
Recorded mintage: 870,000 (including KM 157).
Specification: .77 g, .835 fine silver, .020 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 158.
- 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.