Guatemala 1769-G P 8 reales
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 75 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 400 euro (about US$634 including buyer's fees). The catalog description noted,
"1769. Guatemala. P. 8 reales. Columnario. Escasa. MBC+. (eight reales of 1769, Guatemala mint, pillar type. Scarce, choice very fine.)"
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine silver, .798 troy oz ASW, decorated edge.
Catalog reference: Cal. 818, KM 27.1; FC-18a; El-21; Gilboy G-8-18.
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