Guatemala 1881 10 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The Guatemalan government made several attempts to issue modern decimal currency starting in 1871. In 1881, this ten centavos was introduced along with a one (KM 202.1), five (KM 203) and twenty-five centavos (KM 205.1). Only the twenty-five centavos was accepted as it circulated alongside the existing silver two reales (KM 154a). Not until 1912 would currency reform be completed.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 2.5 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.0723 oz ASW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 204.


  • 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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