Guatemala 1786-NG M 8 reales
This specimen was lot 40598 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.