Guatemala 1965 5 centavos
The specimen shown is from a type struck for Guatemala 1965-70. This coin is common in all grades thru uncirculated. Earlier silver five centavos were issued 1928-64 and the ceiba tree first appeared in 1949. Guatemala still issues five centavo pieces with the ceiba tree obverse but the alloy was changed to copper-nickel in 1965, same as the United States.
Recorded mintage: 1,642,000.
Specification: copper-nickel, 16 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 266.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.