Nikki L. wrires: I have a coin that I’m curiuous about. The first is the size of dime with the “Republica de Guatemala” and “Un Real” on one face. The opposite face has a design which includes folage, crossed rifles,and a small bird. In the center of the design is scroll with the words “Libertad 15 De Set De 1821.” Under this are the numbers 0835 and 1891. Any idea of it’s value? Thanks!
You have a 1891 Guatemala silver 1 Real (8 reales=1Peso). The coin shows Liberty seated, the denomination, 1 REAL, is below. The legend around is REPUBLICA DE GUATEMALA. The reverse shows the shield of Guatemala within a wreath with the national bird, the Quetzal, perched on top. The inscription on the scroll refers to the date of independence, September 15, 1821. Below is the silver fineness, .0835, and the date, 1891. This particular design variety was issued between 1889 and 1898. The 1899 1 real does not show the fineness.
Collector Value depends on grade (condition). Approximate value range: US $1 – $5.