¼ Quetzal

Features

Issuer Guatemala
Period Republic (1841-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1926-1949
Value 1/4 Quetzal (0.25 GTQ)
Currency Quetzal (1925-date)
Composition Silver (.720)
Weight 8.33 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 01-06-1997
Number N# 4326
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 243
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Coat of arms, with legend at top and date at bottom.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
- REPUBLICA DE GUATEMALA -
1949

Translation: Republic of Guatemala

Reverse

Quetzal in pillar. Fraction at right and unit at bottom. With legend at top.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
- LEY DE 26 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 1924 -
1/4 QUETZAL

Translation:
Law from 26th-Nov-1924
One quarter Quetzal

Edge

Reeded or lettered variants.

Lettering: AMERICA - CENTRAL - REPUBLICA - DE - GUATEMALA -

Translation: Central America Republic of Guatemala

Mint

Royal Mint, London, United Kingdom

Comments

KM#243.1 - Edge inscription, larger design.
KM#243.2 - Reeded edge, different design.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1926  1.9% KM# 243.1 Proof; British Royal Mint
1926  2 000 000 $ 5.74 $ 6.15 $ 18 62% KM# 243.1; British Royal Mint
1928  0.5% KM# 243.1 Proof; British Royal Mint
1928  400 000 18% KM# 243.1; British Royal Mint
1929  0.8% KM# 243.1 Proof; British Royal Mint
1929  400 000 15% KM# 243.1; British Royal Mint
1946  203 000 $ 5.25 $ 5.96 22% KM#243.2
1947  134 000 7% KM#243.2
1948  129 000 $ 9.62 9% KM#243.2
1949  25 000 3% KM#243.2 Over-date 1949/8 exists.

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