Guatemala 1756-G J 4 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 1238
The specimen shown was lot 1238 in Aureo y Calico sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 316 euros (about US$521 incuding buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Fernando VI (1746-1759). 1756. Guatemala. J. 4 reales. Columnario. Rayitas. Rara. MBC/MBC-. (Four reales of 1756, Guatemala mint; pillar type, scratched, rare, very fine.)
This type was issued from Guatemala 1754-60 and is quite a bit scarcer than the four reales of Charles III.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-10519, KM 17.1, Cal-400.

Sources:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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