1894 Guatemala Counter stamped Peso Hosted on Peru Lima 1890 Sol Large Crown Sized Silver Coin
Description: A nice and very unusual extremely fine 1890 Peruvian silver crown size coin. The coin has a counter mark or counter-stamp in its center. The counter stamp is the image of the 1894 half real from Guatemala. The coin itself is a Peru republic transitional One or Un Sol silver coin. The coin depicts the Liberty seated and facing right. Liberty is holding a staff in one hand and a shield that is sitting on the ground in the other on the obverse. The obverse has the legend "FIRM E FILIZ POR LA UNION" and the denomination. The reverse has the Peruvian arms within springs and having a small wreath above it. The reverse has the legend "REPUBLICA PERUANA LIMA .9 DECIMOS FINO T.F. 1890." The host coin is Peru KM 196.24 while the counter-stamped coin is the Guatemala Peso and is KM# 224. It is lightly toned with a line of staining in the center of the obverse but it is still great looking. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Mint: Lima, Peru.
Size and Weight: This is a Guatemala Peso defined as a counter stamped 1890 Sol from Peru. It weighs ~24.9 gram and is approximately 38 mm in diameter. It is made of 90% silver. The coin has a reeded edge.
References: The coin is KM #224 and is hosted on Peru KM # 196.24.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a nice extremely fine with a line of light dark staining in the center of the obverse. It is lightly toned and has all of its details well preserved and readable. The counter mark is very evident and can be identified as the Guatemala 1/2 real of 1894. The Liberty's figure is just beautiful and shows the details of her head and her facial features very well. The coin has wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. It does have some minor scratches, bag marks, and a few minor dings to the edge, but nothing to worry about. It is better than the photos suggest. Please see photos for additional condition information.