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Guatemala 5 and 10 Centavos, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 Quetzal, 5, 10, and 20 Quetzales  1925 to 1949
Guatemala 5 and 10 Centavos, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 Quetzal, 5, 10, and 20 Quetzales 1925 to 1949

These are nice silver and gold coins from Guatemala. They show the dazzling bird known as a quetzal on both sides. Here are the denominations:

5 CENTAVOS: 1925 to 1943, 0.038 troy ounces silver
10 CENTAVOS: 1925 to 1943, 0.077 ounces silver
1/4 QUETZAL: 1925 to 1949, 0.193 ounces silver
1/2 QUETZAL: 1925 only, 0.386 ounces silver
1 QUETZAL: 1925 only, 0.772 ounces silver
5 QUETZALES: 1926 only, 0.2419 troy ounces gold
10 QUETZALES: 1926 only, 0.4837 ounces gold
20 QUETZALES: 1926 only, 0.9675 ounces gold

The first step in determining value is to find the base value (BV) of the coin due to precious metal content. To do this, multiply the current price of silver or gold by the metal content of the coin. For instance, if silver is selling at $18 US dollars per troy ounce (look it up at kitco.com), then the BV for a 1/2 quetzal is 0.386 x 18 = $6.94 US dollars.

Once you have BV, here are approximate catalog values:

5 CENTAVOS
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $1
well preserved: BV + $3
fully uncirculated: BV + $12
5 centavos dated 1925, 1928, and 1949 are more valuable, cataloging at BV + $10 in well preserved condition

10 CENTAVOS
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $2
well preserved: BV + $4
fully uncirculated: BV + $20
10 centavos dated 1925 and 1944 are more valuable, cataloging at BV + $20 in well preserved condition

1/4 QUETZAL
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $3
well preserved: BV + $10
fully uncirculated: BV + $30
1/4 quetzal dated 1949 are more valuable, cataloging at BV + $40 in well preserved condition

1/2 QUETZAL
worn: BV + $5
average circulated: BV + $30
well preserved: BV + $100
fully uncirculated: BV + $250

1 QUETZAL
worn: $500
average circulated: $600
well preserved: $1000
fully uncirculated: $2500

5 QUETZALES
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $30
well preserved: BV + $60
fully uncirculated: BV + $120

10 QUETZALES
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $50
well preserved: BV + $100
fully uncirculated: BV + $200

20 QUETZALES
worn: BV
average circulated: BV + $100
well preserved: BV + $200
fully uncirculated: BV + $400

Images from requester dresden09:

Coin: 21552 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: dresden09, Fri, 09-Sep-2016 13:28:54 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 12-Sep-2016 15:20:03 GMT
Requester description: 1932 1924 crossed muskets behind a scroll with bird on top right of scroll

Bird on top of pillar 10 Centavos Republica De guatemala 0.720 1932

Ley De 26 De Noviembre De 1924
Tags: guatemala 5 10 centavos centavo 1 4 2 quetzal 20 gautemala centavow centanos centaos republica republic de ley repub repbulique republik repcblique repuika republ republicas republicia reipvblicae repubblica reublico republiove republiek repvbliqve republique rupublica repvbblica republika replucique rebublique repvblica replublica republicans republka repvblique repbublic crossed cross scroll bird pillar cruciform crosses maltese maltise crossing criss scrollwork scrolwork scolled scrolls escutcheon scrolled column gun rifle sword columns upright guns rifles sworeds swordlike swords broadsword

  

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