Guatemala 1786-NG M 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40598
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 40598 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1786-NGM. PCGS VF-35 Secure Holder. Extremely RARE date with only a handful of examples known. A similar example sold for $3,000 in our March 1991 Auction as part of the Viceroyal Amat Collection." This type was struck at the Nueva Guatemala mint 1776-87.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-36.2a; FC-32 (Rarity 7); El-40.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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