1 Peso Republic of Guatemala (1838 - ) Gold Rafael Carrera

Metal:
Issue year(s):
1859

Catalog reference:
CoinWorldTV 1860, Guatemala (Republic). Tiny Gold Peso Coin. Ex-Jewellery. 1.63gm! Mint Year: 1860 Denomination: Peso Reference: KM-179. Condition: Broken out of jewellery, worn, otherwise F. Material: Gold (.875) Diameter: 14mm Weight: 1.63gm On September 15, 1821, the Captaincy-general of Guatemala (formed by Chiapas, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras) officially proclaimed its independence from Spain and its incorporation into the Mexican Empire, which was dissolved two years later. This region had been formally subject to New Spain throughout the colonial period, but as a practical matter was administered separately. All but Chiapas soon separated from Mexico after Agustín I from Mexico was forced to abdicate. The Guatemalan provinces formed the United Provinces of Central America, also called the Central American Federation (Federacion de Estados Centroamericanos). That federation dissolved in civil war from 1838 to 1840 (See: History of Central America). Guatemala’s Rafael Carrera was instrumental in leading the revolt against the federal government and breaking apart the Union. During this period a region of the Highlands, Los Altos, declared independence from Guatemala, but was annexed by Carrera, who dominated Guatemalan politics until 1865, backed by conservatives, large land owners and the church. Guatemala’s “Liberal Revolution” came in 1871 under the leadership of Justo Rufino Barrios, who worked to modernize the country, improve trade, and introduce new crops and manufacturing. During this era coffee became an important crop for Guatemala. Barrios had ambitions of reuniting Central America and took the country to war in an unsuccessful attempt to attain this, losing his life on the battlefield in 1885 against forces in El Salvador. From 1898 to 1920, Guatemala was ruled by the dictator Manuel Estrada Cabrera, whose access to the presidency was helped by the United Fruit Company. It was during his long presidency that the United Fruit Company became a major force in Guatemala.
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Posted by: anonymous  2019-05-29
1860,GUATEMALA. Republik. 1 Peso 1860. 1.67 g. KM 179. Fr. 36. Vorzüglich / Extremely fine. (~€ 90/USD 100)

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Posted by: anonymous  2019-05-29
1860,GUATEMALA. Republik. 1 Peso 1860. 1.42 g. KM 179. Fr. 36. Vorzüglich / Extremely fine. (~€ 90/USD 100)

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-06-23
1860, Guatemala (Republic). Tiny Gold Peso Coin. Ex-Jewellery. 1.63gm! Mint Year: 1860 Denomination: Peso Reference: KM-179. Condition: Broken out of jewellery, worn, otherwise F. Material: Gold (.875) Diameter: 14mm Weight: 1.63gm On September 15, 1821, the Captaincy-general of Guatemala (fo ...

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-05-01
1859,GUATEMALA. Peso, 1859-R. NGC AU-55.Fr-36; KM-179.

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-03-02
Guatemala. Peso, 1860R. Fr-36; KM-179. Weight 0.0476 ounce. Head of Cerrera right. Obverse flan flaw. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value $150 - 175. Categories: World Gold Coins

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Posted by: anonymous  2015-08-26
Guatemala, gold Peso, 1859, head of Carrera right, rev. value in wreath (F.36; KM.179), very fine

Sold for: $70.0
Guatemala - 1894 - Silver Peso - KM# 210

Sold for: $13.0
PORTUGAL 50 Centavos 1916 - Silver 0.835 - VF/XF - 3357 *

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PORTUGAL 50 Centavos 1914 - Silver 0.835 - XF - 3359 *
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