Guatemala 1926 20 quetzales
This specimen was lot 3065 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $920. The catalog description noted, "1926 20 quetzales. MS-62 (NGC). Quetzal on pillar, legends around/arms in wreath, legends around, date below. Lustrous medium gold, small reverse toning spot at 4:00 in the wreath. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." This type, along with the gold five and ten quetzales, was struck the one year only.
Recorded mintage: 49,000.
Specification: 33.43 g, .900 fine gold, .967 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 33.48 grams, 34.10 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-48, KM 246.
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