Guatemala 1890 1/4 real

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

The specimen shown is of a common type struck 1889-1891. It lacks a mintmark or country of origin. 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: unknown but common.

Specification: 0.77 g, 0.835 fine silver, 0.020 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 158.

Source:

  • 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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