Guatemala 1889 1/4 real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Guatemala 1889 cuartilla rev DSLR.jpg

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.

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