Guatemala 1777-NG P 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 77
This specimen was lot 77 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 750 euro (about US$1,189 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1777. Guatemala. P. 8 reales. Leves rayitas. Buen ejemplar. Rara. MBC+. (eight reales of 1777, Guatemala mint, light scratches, nice example, rare, choicve very fine.)"
For Guatemala, the bust dollars of Charles III are considerably rarer than the pillar dollars, tho 1777 is noted as the most available date.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 silver, .785 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 825, KM 36.2.

Sources:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.

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