Guatemala 1926 10 quetzales

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photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 7605 in Ponterio sale 153 (Baltimore, March 2010), where it sold for $805. The catalog description[1] noted, "GUATEMALA. 10 Quetzales, 1926. NGC AU-58." This issue was accompanied by a gold five and twenty quetzales.

Recorded mintage: 18,000.

Specification: 16.71 g, .900 fine gold, .483 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-49; KM 245.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 153: The 2010 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2010.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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