Guatemala 1897 peso

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

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: unknown.

Specification: 25 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.723 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 210.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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