People ask me 'What does an uncirculated coin look like?' Here's an answer. The coin in our picture comes from amazing eBay seller caesars_ghost. The coin has absolutely no sign of wear and only a few small and faint blemishes acquired, no doubt, at the mint. The design elements are distinct and the fields are creamy and lustrous, not shiny. This is a beautiful uncirculated coin. You can see why collectors are willing to pay handsome premiums for such material.
CoinQuest thanks caesars_ghost for use of their coin image
As to value, these 25 centavos from Guatemala are made of 0.720 pure silver between 1950 and 1964. After that the composition reverts to low-value copper-nickel. The pre-1965 coins contain 0.193 troy ounces of silver. Here are some typical catalog values.
25 CENTAVOS 1950 to 1964
worn: $4 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $6
fully uncirculated: $15
25 centavos dated 1950 and 1951 are more rare, especially in high grades
25 CENTAVOS 1965 to Date
worn: less than $1 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $1