Guatemala 1869-R 10 pesos

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Goldberg sale 55, lot 1037
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg

This specimen was lot 1037 in Goldberg sale 55 (Beverly Hills, October 2009), where it sold for $1380. The catalog description[1] noted, "Guatemala. 10 Pesos, 1869-R. Head of Carrera with title of founder. Reverse: Arms. One year type. Original mint luster. NGC graded AU-58." In 1869, gold four, five, eight, 16 and twenty pesos pieces were struck in addition to the ten pesos shown here.

Recorded mintage: 20,000.

Specification: 16.12 g, .900 fine gold, .4667 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-40; KM 193.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 55: Ancient & World Coins, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2009.

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