Guatemala 1804-G 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 1053 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it sold for $803.25. The catalog description noted, "Guatemala, 1/4 real, 1804. Bold AU with light toning over luster, no problems, rare grade for this date." This specimen is one of a series struck 1796-1808 at Guatemala during the reign of Charles IV. Catalog number KM 72 is used for those minted for Ferdinand VII but they are otherwise the same. The type is not rare but nice specimens always bring a premium.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 0.84 g, .896 fine silver, this specimen 0.81 gram.
Catalog reference: KM-59; CT-1368.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.