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Guatemala 25 Centavos and 1 Peso  1859 to 1869
Guatemala 25 Centavos and 1 Peso 1859 to 1869

What a neat coin, Chuck. These are big and bold silver coins from Guatemala, and bear the portrait of Rafael Carrera, charismatic ruler of Guatemala from 1844 to 1848 and from 1851 until his death in 1865.

The pattern with Carrera's portrait, shield, sunburst, and flags appears on both the 25 centavos and 1 peso denominations.

Our picture comes from respected eBay seller pigsauction, who we thank for this and several other great coin photos.

As always we present approximate catalog values for these coins in our listing below. To convert from these inflated catalog values to actual buy and sell values, use our Terminology page.

25 CENTAVOS
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $75

1 PESO
worn: $12 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $30
well preserved: $60
fully uncirculated: $500

1 peso coins dated 1859 are more valuable than other dates, cataloging at $350 in average circulated condition. Similarly, 1869 dated 1 pesos catalog near $150 in average circulated.

Coin: 9124 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: chuck, Sat, 15-Oct-2011 21:28:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 26-Jun-2014 22:35:07 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Thu, 26-Nov-2015 14:38:42 GMT
Requester description: 1860 rafael carrera p'. de guatemala , letters under head on front, 95% of the notches around front edge are present, good / great details on the head of the coin, details the back has 1 PESO 1860 21q r, notches around the edges are all seen, details on the branches
Tags: guatemala 25 centavos centavo 1 peso gautemala centanos centaos rafael carrera letters monogram head 95 notches notch great branches branch script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials notched twigs stalks spray sprig limb stick twig sprays sprigs branching stalk branched sticks shield flag flags sun ribbons ribbon arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon colours blanket banner colors banners bannered sunrise sola sol sunburst sunshine sunset sunlight sols sash ribon

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