Guatemala 1771-G P 8 reales
This specimen was lot 9489 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $460. The catalog description 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.
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- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.