Guatemala 1762-G P 8 reales
The first specimen is a 1762 eight reales from the Guatemala mint. Gilboy lists two varieties for this issue, which differ according to the configuration of elements topping the lateral pillars. The variety shown has an abacus below the left lateral crown, and is listed as rare. 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. The second specimen was lot 74 in Aureo sale 238 (Barcelona, December 2011), where it sold for 600 euro (about US$952 including buyer's fees).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, 0.917 fine silver, 0.798 troy oz ASW, decorated edge.
Catalog reference: KM 27.1; Gilboy G-8-11a.
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