Guatemala 1736-G J 4 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 1221
The specimen shown was lot 1221 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 295 euros (about $487 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Felipe V (1700-1746). 1736. Guatemala. J. 4 reales. Columnario. Curioso defecto de acuñación. 13,52 grs. Escasa. (MBC). (Philip V (1700-46), four reales of 1736, Guatemala mint; pillar type, curious mint defect, very fine.)
This type was issued from Guatemala 1733-46 and is not at all common. One could dismiss this bizarre piece as a holed specimen except that the weight is too close to correct for that to be the case.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .917 fine silver, .399 troy oz ASW, this specimen 13.52 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9096, KM 5, Cal-955.


  • 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.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1] Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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