Guatemala 1894 peso

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 33625
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 33625 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $616.88. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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