Ecuador 1855-GJ 1/4 real
This specimen was part of lot 34248 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), which sold for $235. The catalog description noted, "Republic Quintet of 1/4 Real Coins 1843 1849 1852 1855 1856, 1843 is scarce and G/VG. Other dates average F/VF." This type was struck 1849-56 and 1862 and is probably the most available predecimal Ecuadorean coin.
Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.
Specification: .84 g, .667 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-36.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.