12½ Centavos Provisional coinage

Features

Issuer Guatemala
Period Republic (1841-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1915
Value 12 and a ½ Centavos (0.125)
Currency Peso (1859-1925)
Composition Copper
Weight 2.9 g
Diameter 24.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 14272
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 230
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Legend at top. Provisional in the middle with a dot up and down with rays. Date at bottom.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPÚBLICA DE GUATEMALA
PROVISIONAL
1915

Translation:
Republic of Guatemala
Provisional

Reverse

Value in letter at top, and in number at center. With metal at bottom.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
DOCE Y MEDIO CENTAVOS
12½
COBRE

Translation:
Twelve and a half cents
12½
Copper

Edge

Plain

Mint

Casa de Moneda de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala (1733-date)

Comments

Provisional coinage 1915-1923 was made in order to facilitate conversion from the Real system to the decimal system, because up to that point Real and Peso were both legal tender, but Real was being phased out. For most of fraction it was easy to convert them, but being a system based on 8, an 1/8 Peso equivalent was needed, this 12.5 coin was the answer.  There are two varieties of this coin.  The one pictured has a short "1" in the denomination on the reverse.  Another variety exists with a longer "1" which extends even with the bottom of the "2" .

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1915  6 000 000 $ 10

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 12½ Centavos (Provisional coinage)
Katz
Auction 69
Lot 3076
Internet Archive
Oct 29, 2022 VF USD 16.21
(EUR 15.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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