Guatemala 1745-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 516 in Cayon Subastas (Madrid, Feb 4, 2012), where it sold for about $1009. The catalog description[1] noted, "Guatemala. 8 reales. 1745. (J). BC+. Jara, en su obra Historia de la Casa de Moneda de Guatemala, la clasifica como Extraordinariamente Rara, menos de diez ejemplares conocidos (págs 174-176). (Guatemala 8 reales 1745. Fine plus. Jara, in his history of the Casa de Moneda of Guatemala, classifies this date as extremely rare, less than ten examples known (pages 174-176))."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.917 fine silver, 0.798 troy oz ASW, this specimen 26.5 g.

Catalog reference: KM 6, Cayón-9455.

Source:

  • 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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