Guatemala 1879-D 2 reales

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another specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
Guatemala 1879 2 reales rev DSLR.jpg

This type was struck in Guatemala the one year only. It is not the first appearance of the slouched liberty design but its first use on the two reales. The next issue, KM 154a of 1881, was only .835 fine silver.

Recorded mintage: 101,000.

Specification: 6.1 g, .900 fine silver, 24 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 154.

Sources:

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

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