Guatemala 1869-R 20 pesos

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Eliasberg lot 3052
Guatemala 1869 20 pesos rev Eliasberg 3052.jpg

This specimen was lot 3052 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1150. The catalog description[1] noted, "1869 R 20 pesos. AU-58 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous medium gold, reflective and appealing, mark on Carrera's cheek, tiny obverse rim bruise at 3:00, other light marks. A scarce issue and a one year type. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." In 1869, gold four, five, eight, ten and 16 pesos pieces were struck in addition to the twenty pesos shown here.

Recorded mintage: 15,712.

Specification: 32.26 g, .900 fine gold, .933 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 32.30 grams, 33.30 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 194, Fr-38.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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