Guatemala 1760-G P 8 reales

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photo courtesy Cayón Subastas

This pillar eight reales was lot 684 in Cayón Subastas (Madrid, Feb 4, 2012), where it sold for 300 € (about US$466 plus buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted, "Guatemala. 8 reales. 1760. P. Incisiones en rev. Limp. MBC+/MBC. Muy escasa. Acuñación póstuma. (Guatemala 8 reales 1760. Nicks on reverse, Cleaned, Very fine, Very scarce, Posthumous strike.)"

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 18, Cayón-10642, Gilboy G-8-8.

Source:

  • 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]Cayón Subastas, Auction February 2012: Highly Important Collection of Spanish and Latin American 8 Reales and other Coins from the Spanish Empire, Madrid: Cayón Subastas, 2012.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Gilboy, Frank F., The Milled Columnarios of Central and South America: Spanish American Pillar Coinage, 1732 to 1772, Regina, Saskatchewan: Prairie Wind Publishing, 1999.
  • Yonaka, Brad, A Variety Guide to the Pillar Coinage of the Guatemala, Bogota, Lima, Potosi, and Santiago Mints, 1752-1771, Long Beach, CA: Agorocu Consulting, 2018.

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