Guatemala 1747-G J 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 151, lot 9484
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 9484 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $1495. The catalog description[1] noted, "GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1747-J. Full four-digit date, both mint marks, clear assayer's letter and king's ordinal. Quite nice for issue. VERY FINE." Guatemalan cobs are unusual in that they were struck using pillar dies. Guatemala issues are notably cruder than other mints. Conventional milled coinage was introduced in 1754.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine silver, .798 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10543, KM 12.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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