Guatemala 1870-R 25 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This twenty-five centavos with the head of Rafael Carrera was struck in Guatemala in 1869-70. It represents the first attempt to introduce decimal currency, which was not fully implemented until 1912. This type is not expensive in circulated condition but is seldom seen. It was superseded by the slouched Liberty type struck 1881-89.

Recorded mintage: 180,000.

Specification: 6.25 g, .900 fine silver, .180 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 189.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Robinson, Charles, The Coins of Central America, 1733-1965, San Benito, TX: 1965.

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