Guatemala 1894 peso
This specimen was lot 33625 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $616.88. The catalog description noted, "Republic Peso 1894 MS66 PCGS. A pristine example with blast white color and full original luster." This type was minted in Guatemala in large numbers 1894-97 with help from the Heaton mint in Birmingham, England. It is the last in a series of seated liberty designs beginning in 1872. They were struck to displace the Chilean pesos and Peruvian soles counterstamped in 1894.
Recorded mintage: 1,696,000.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 210.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.