Guatemala 1898 1/4 real
The specimen shown is of a type common in all grades. The type was struck 1894-99, along with a one real (KM 166), two reales (KM 167), four reales (KM 168.1) and peso (KM 210). 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: 384,000.
Specification: 0.77 g, .835 fine silver, .020 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 162.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.