Guatemala 1878-D 4 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Guatemala 1878D 4 reales rev DC.jpg

This four reales is a variation on the familiar slouched liberty type struck 1873-79 and 1892-94. The "D" on the reverse is an assayer's initial, not a mintmark. Despite the scanty mintage, the date is not rare in circulated condition.

Recorded mintage: 10,000.

Specification: 12.5 g, .900 fine silver, .361 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 150.


  • 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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