Guatemala 1929 10 centavos

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

This type (the center coin in the image) was struck for Guatemala by the Royal Mint in London 1928-38 and at Philadelphia in 1943. A similar type with slightly different lettering (KM 239.1) was issued 1925-49. In 1949, the denomination was redesigned to place the Monolito de Quirigua, a Mayan stele, on the obverse, which design is still in use, tho it is no longer issued in silver. This date is common except in uncirculated.

Recorded mintage: 500,000.

Specification: 3.33 g, .720 fine silver, .077 oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 239.2.

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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