Guatemala 2011 10 centavos
The specimen shown is from a type struck for Guatemala since 1998. 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: unknown but common.
Specification: 3.2 g, copper-nickel, 21 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 277.6.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.