1 Centavo

1 Centavo -  obverse1 Centavo -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Guatemala
Period Republic (1841-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1974-1995
Value 1 Centavo (0.01 GTQ)
Currency Quetzal (1925-date)
Composition Brass (70% Copper, 30% Zinc)
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.36 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 6 January 1997
Number N# 2438
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 275,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 54
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The Emblem of Guatemala depicts two rifles and two swords crossed with a wreath of laurel. In the middle a scroll of parchment with the words "Liberty 15 of September, 1821" and in the upper part the national bird; the Quetzal.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
REPUBLICA DE GUATEMALA
LIBERTAD
15 DE
SETIEMBRE
DE 1821
1976

Translation:
Republic of Guatemala
Liberty
15th of
September,
1821

Reverse

Denomination at top and a bust of Bartolomé de las Casas (c. 1484 – 1566).

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UN CENTAVO
FRAY BARTOLOME DE LAS CASAS

Translation: One Centavo

Edge

Smooth

Mint

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

Comments

KM# 275.1 - No outlined coat. Larger portrait, date, and letters. Date with no dots.
KM# 275.2 - No outlined coat. Smaller portrait, date, and letters. Date with dots.
KM# 275.3 - No outlined coat. Smaller portrait, date, and letters. Lighter letters. Date with dots.
KM# 275.4 - Outlined coat. Smaller portrait, date, and letters. Date with dots.
KM# 275.5 - No outlined coat. Modified portrait. Larger date. Smaller letters. Lighter letters. Date with dots.

Bartolomé de las Casas - 16th-century Spanish historian, social reformer and Dominican friar. Most of his life was spent actively fighting slavery and the colonial abuse of indigenous peoples. His efforts did result in improvement of the legal status of the natives.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1974  10 000 000 $ 0.41 $ 0.68 7% KM#275.1
1975  15 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.19 $ 0.19 8% KM#275.1
1976  15 230 000 $ 0.41 $ 0.41 7% KM#275.1
1977  30 000 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.21 $ 0.34 13% KM#275.1; Guatemala City Mint
1978  30 000 000 $ 0.44 $ 0.44 11% KM#275.1
1979  30 000 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.68 $ 0.68 $ 0.68 9% KM#275.1
1979  30 000 000 2% KM#275.2
1980  20 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.32 $ 0.59 7% KM#275.2
1981  30 000 000 $ 0.16 $ 0.18 $ 0.43 9% KM# 275.4
1982  30 000 000 $ 0.43 $ 0.43 8% KM# 275.4
1984  20 000 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.23 $ 0.53 $ 0.92 6% KM#275.2
1985  10 000 000 3% KM#275.3
1986  40 000 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.27 8% KM#275.3
1987  50 000 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 $ 0.51 10% KM#275.3
1988  51 400 000 $ 0.04 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.44 $ 0.44 $ 0.44 23% KM#275.3
1989  60 000 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.34 $ 0.46 11% KM#275.3
1990  76 000 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 13% KM#275.3
1991  $ 0.16 $ 0.46 $ 0.46 $ 0.63 27% KM#275.3
1992  $ 0.40 $ 0.54 $ 0.56 $ 0.60 10% KM#275.5
1993  $ 0.38 $ 0.40 $ 0.42 $ 0.46 10% KM#275.5
1994  $ 0.11 $ 0.20 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 $ 0.54 13% KM#275.5
1995  $ 0.11 $ 0.18 $ 0.47 $ 0.50 $ 0.54 14% KM#275.5

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