Guatemala 1757-G J 4 reales
This specimen was lot 35238 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $305.50. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VI 4 Reales 1757 G-J Very Fine Corroded, Guatemala mint. Light surface corrosion though not unattractive with rather good detailing, thus still quite presentable for this very scarce type. From The Santa Maria Collection." This type was issued from Guatemala 1754-60 and is quite a bit scarcer than the four reales of Charles III.
Mexican numismatists hotly debate which side of the coin constitutes the obverse. Gilboy depicts the shield side as the obverse as that side bears the king's name. However, auction catalogs and dealer listings more frequently use the pillars and globes side as the obverse, as that side bears the date.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specifications: 13.53 g, 0.917 fine silver, 0.399 oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10523, KM 17.1.
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