Guatemala 1739-G J 8 reales

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photo courtesy Cayon Subastas
This eight reales cob-type coin (struck on planchets intended for milled coins) was lot 511 in Cayon Subastas (Madrid, Feb 4, 2012), where it sold for about $544. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Guatemala. 8 reales. 1739. (J). Resellado en la república de Centro América en 1839. BC+. A pesar del típico agº, magnífica para la serie. (Guatemala 8 reales 1739. Countermarked in the Republic of Central America in 1839. In spite of typical silver weight (i.e., slightly light), it is magnificent for the series)."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.917 fine silver, 0.798 troy oz ASW, this specimen 26.6 g.

Catalog reference: KM 6, Cayón-9407.


  • 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]Cayon Subastas, Auction February 2012: Highly Important Collection of Spanish and Latin American 8 Reales and other Coins from the Spanish Empire, Madrid: Cayon Subastas, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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