Guatemala 1750-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 673 in Cayon Subastas (Madrid, Feb 4, 2012), where it sold for about $714. The catalog description[1] noted, "Guatemala. 8 reales. 1750 sobre 49. J. Resellado en la República de Centro América en 1839. Cy no lo cita. 26´6 grs. Agº. BC+. Muy interesante." (Guatemala 8 reales 1750 over 49. Countermarked in the Republic of Central America in 1839. Not listed in Cayon. Fine plus. Very interesting).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 12 (c/m KM102), Cy-unlisted.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • [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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