Guatemala 1780-NG P 4 reales

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Heritage sale 3040, part of lot 32704
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 32704 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), which sold for $1,410. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles III Trio of 4 Reales 1776 1780 1783, KM35. Nueva Guatemala mint. Average grade is Fine." This type is listed for 1777-85 and was struck after the mint was moved from Antigua Guatemala to Nueva Guatemala as the result of an earthquake.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a better date.

Specification: 13.54 g, .903 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 35.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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