Guatemala 1929 1/4 quetzal

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left: 1929 ¼ quetzal; center: 1929 10 centavos; right: 1932 5 centavos
from the Mountain Groan Collection

This type (the leftmost coin in the image) was struck for Guatemala at the Royal Mint in London 1926-29. A similar type (KM 243.2), with a slightly different quetzal, was issued 1946-49. In 1950, the denomination was redesigned to feature the bust of a Mayan woman, which design is still in use, tho no longer issued in silver. This type is somewhat scarce in nice condition and runs some money in uncirculated.

Recorded mintage: 8.33 g, .720 fine silver, .193 troy oz ASW, reeded edge.

Specification: KM 243.1.

Catalog reference: 400,000.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Robinson, Charles, The Coins of Central America, 1733-1965, San Benito, TX: 1965.

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