Guatemala 1785-NG M 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3038, lot 35271
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 35271 in Heritage sale 3038 (Dallas, January 2015), where it sold for $423. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles III 8 Reales 1785 NG-M Very Good, Nueva Guatemala mint. Fine in terms of wear with moderate surfaces corrosion and some scratches in the fields. Still collectible, since among the 3 or 4 rarest dates of this scarce type. 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: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 36.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]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.

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