Description

KM# 278.1 - Large head.
KM# 278.2 - Small head, wide rim.
KM# 278.3 - Small head.
KM# 278.4 - Narrow rim.
KM# 278.5 - Varieties in number of wing feathers and in head details.
KM# 278.6 - Different varieties.

Obverse

Emblem of Guatemala, with legend at top, and date at bottom.

The Emblem of Guatemala depicts two rifles and two swords crossed with a wreath of laurel. The middle will harbor a scroll of parchment with the words "Liberty 15 of September of 1821" and in the upper part a Quetzal as the symbol of national independence and autonomy. 15 September 1821 is the date of Central America's independence from Spain.

The resplendent quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala, and its image is found on the country's flag and coat of arms. It also lends its name to the country's currency, the Guatemalan quetzal (abbreviation GTQ).

REPUBLICA DE GUATEMALA
LIBERTAD
15 DE
SEPTIEMBRE
DE 1821
•1979•

Reverse

Bust of a native woman facing left. With value at right and bottom-right.

25
CENTAVOS

Edge

Translation: Guatemala Republic Central America

REPUBLICA DE GUATEMALA C.A.

25 Centavos

KM# 278 Schön# 57
Characteristics
Material Copper Nickel Zinc
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 1.96 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 278.1, KM# 278.2, KM# 278.3, KM# 278.4, KM# 278.5, KM# 278.6

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