Guatemala 2012 50 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The specimen shown is from a type struck for Guatemala since 1998. This coin is common in all grades thru uncirculated. This denomination had for many decades been covered by a half quetzal note. The white nun orchid featured here last appeared on the fifty centavos of 1963. The SCWC lists only 1998, 2001 and 2007 for this type. 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: 5.5 g, nickel-brass, 26.5 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 283.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date, 11th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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