Guatemala 1761-G P 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3030, lot 24414
Guatemala 1761 8 reales rev H3030-24414.jpg

This specimen was lot 24414 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,938.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III Pillar 8 Reales 1761 G-P, XF45 NGC. An unusual grade for this very scarce or rare date. Superior to both the Amat and Patterson specimens and equivalent to the nice Haberthuer piece (SBC /1996, lot 2527). Ex. Ray Johnson collection (Freeman Craig 11/1982, lot 87 for $1,050). From The Isaac Rudman Collection of Guatemala Coins." While Guatemala pillar dollars are scarce compared to the issues of Mexico City or Potosi, they are available for a price. The four and eight reales from this mint are more common than the smaller denominations.

Recorded mintage: 159,826.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-11890, KM 18, Cal-93, Gilboy G-8-9.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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