Guatemala 1955 25 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Guatemala 1955 25 centavos rev 600.jpg

The specimen shown is from a type struck for Guatemala 1950-59. Despite the limited mintage, the coin is not expensive tho a challenge to find in nice condition. Guatemala still issues 25 centavo pieces with the head of a Mayan woman (see KM 263, 268, 269, 272, 278) but the alloy was changed to copper-nickel in 1965, same as the United States.

Recorded mintage: 409,000.

Specification: 8.33 g, .720 fine silver, reeded edge, 27 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 258.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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