Guatemala 1780-NG P 4 reales
This specimen was part of lot 32704 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), which sold for $1,410. The catalog description 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.
- 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.