Guatemala 1782-NG P 4 reales
This specimen was lot 35254 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description noted, "Charles III 4 Reales 1782 NG-P good Fine, Nueva Guatemala mint. Good Fine in terms of wear and quite attractive for the grade. A rare date for this scarce Colonial bust type, as are all i[s]sued in the early 1780's. From The Santa Maria Collection." This type is listed for 1772-76 (mintmark "G"), 1777-85 (mintmark "NG", .903 fine) and 1786-87 (.896 fine). All dates are scarce and some are rare.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
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 Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3038, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.