Guatemala 1962 50 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Guatemala 1962 50 centavos rev DC.jpg

The specimen shown is from a type struck for Guatemala 1962-63. The flower depicted is a white nun ("monja blanca") orchid. Fifty centavos coins have not been popular in Guatemala, the half quetzal note being preferred. This type was extensively saved and is common today in all grades.

Recorded mintage: 1,983,000.

Specification: 12 g, .720 fine silver, 30.5 mm diameer, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 264.

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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