Guatemala 1771-G P 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 151, lot 9489
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 9489 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $460. The catalog description[1] noted, "GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1771-P. Crown between I and S in HISPAN. Weakly struck VERY FINE." 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: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine silver, .798 troy oz ASW, decorated edge.

Catalog reference: KM 27.2; FC-20; Gilboy G-8-20.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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