Guatemala 1987 10 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen shown is from a type struck for Guatemala 1986-94. This coin is common in all grades thru uncirculated. Earlier silver ten centavos were issued 1928-64 and the monolith of Quirigua first appeared in 1949. Guatemala still issues ten centavo pieces with the monolith obverse but the alloy was changed to copper-nickel in 1965, same as the United States. Paradoxically, this coin has such a low catalog value that it is difficult to find. Dealers do not find it worthwhile to stock such items.

Recorded mintage: 17,000,000.

Specification: copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 277.5.


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

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