This 150 Guaranies coin was minted in 1973. It celebrates the heritage of the Huasteca people of Paraguay, an indigenous people of Mexico. They are historically based in the states of Hidalgo, Veracruz, San Luis Potosí and Tamaulipas.
The ancient Huastec culture is classified as one of the pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures, dating back to about the 10th century BCE.
The Huastecs constructed step-pyramid temples, carved sculptures and produced fine pottery. The Huastecs were unusual in history as one of the few cultures that attained civilization and built cities, yet generally wore no clothing. They are also notable among contemporary cultures for their musicianship.
The estimated mintage of this coin is 10,000, and carries a value of $52.20 in proof condition.
KM# - 64
Denomination - 150 Guaranies
Country - Paraguay
Government - Republic
Coinage Type - Reform Coinage (100 Centimos = 1 Guarani)
Composition - Silver
Fineness - 0.999
Weight - 25 g 0.8029 oz ASW
Description Obverse - National arms
Description Reverse - Huasteca Culture sculpture