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Guatemala 1/2, 1, 2, and 4 Reales  1859 to 1869
Guatemala 1/2, 1, 2, and 4 Reales 1859 to 1869

Josť Rafael Carrera Turcios (1814-1865) was the ruler of Guatemala from 1844 to 1848 and from 1851 until 1865. Coins with his likeness were minted from 1859 to a few years after his death. Some of these coins are difficult to find in well preserved condition. Approximate catalog values are:

1/2 REAL, 14 mm diameter, 0.045 troy ounces silver
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $12
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $60
for coins dated before 1862, multiply these values by two

1 (UN) REAL, 19 mm diameter, 0.087 troy ounces silver
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $10
well preserved: $18
fully uncirculated: $40
if you can find a 1 real coin with an 1859 date that *does not* have a small R mint mark, then it is valuable (about $150 in average circulated condition); with the R mint mark, values correspond to those above

2 (DOS) REALES, 26 mm diameter, 0.183 troy ounces silver
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $12
well preserved: $30
fully uncirculated: $80
if you can find a 2 reales coin with an 1859 date that *does not* have a small R mint mark, then it is valuable (about $400 in average circulated condition)

4 (CUATRO) REALES, 30 mm diameter, 0.363 troy ounces silver
worn: $8 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $35
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $350

All the value above are inflated catalog values. Use our Important Terminology page to understand what this means. Actual buy and sell values will be less.

Coin: 7025 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: mark k, Mon, 07-Mar-2011 16:17:27 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 24-Oct-2013 03:47:41 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 18-Oct-2015 21:25:08 GMT
Requester description: 1860 It says Rafael Carrera P Dela Ride Guatemala on the front.On back it says Um Real 1860 R. A mans head profiled to the left on front, a shield with flags on each side on back. Appears to be silver.
Tags: guatemala 1 2 4 reales gautemala real reale rafael carrera dela ride horse mans man head shield flags flag silver mountie mounted mount equestrian rider pony horsehead hores riding horeseman horseman horseback horses equestres stallion male mann mens arms sheild coats shiled crests shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon insignia arm shelid coat crested crest chevron creast shields colours blanket banner colors banners bannered feinsilber siliver sliver siver argent silber silverish slver silb sun sunrise sola sol sunburst sunshine sunset sunlight sols beard hair mountain volcano tee goty goatee gotee whiskers beared bearded whisker beareded wiskers hairdo hairline volcanos volcanoes volacano hill moutains eruption mountains hills

  

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