Guatemala 1893-RG peso

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Heritage sale 351, lot 13434
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This type was minted in Guatemala in 1893 and is a very rare date. This specimen was lot 13434 in Heritage sale 351 (Long Beach, CA, June 2004), where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic Peso 1893-RG, toned XF, sharp strike on the quetzal. The reverse displays a prominent edge nick at 8 o'clock and a smaller rim bump at 2 o'clock. A very rare date of this elusive type." All the dates debetween 1878 and 1889 are scarce to rare. Not until 1894 (KM 210) were large quantities of silver pesos issued.

Recorded mintage: 1,119.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 201.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 351: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2004.

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